8 month old baby hearing his mother’s voice for the first time with cochlear implant

This is the most beautiful thing ever.

thank you science 

this post always bothers me without fail

I just….

that’s a major operation and change in the infant’s life and they can’t even make the decision themselves to have it or not.

idk I just think things like that should wait until the child is at least old enough to say that it’s something they want.

possibly the worst reblog comment I have ever seen on tumblr

I hope you drown in the bath

you know, I’m glad my parents waited till I was old enough to make the decision of whether or not I wanted to be deaf

are you stupid? wait, that’s obvious, never mind

leave it to tumblr users to ruin a perfect joyous moment

Yeah I know everyone is dying to be deaf. Anyway, I will always reblog because this is absolutely beautiful.

Ok, I can see both sides of this. We spent a long time in my ASL classes learning about Deaf culture and the thing that a lot of us hearing people don’t understand is that not all deaf people see being deaf as a disability - it’s an identity. Cochlear implants aren’t a perfect fix, and a lot of people with them will never have ‘normal’ hearing or speech patterns. In class we watched documentaries on the subject, and there were interviews in them with deaf people who said they wished they hadn’t gotten the implant because they didn’t belong in either world: hearing or Deaf. So yeah, it’s beautiful that this baby gets to hear his mom’s voice, but the issue of cochlear implants is a lot more complicated than people realize.

Submitted by laxpetitexballerine.


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Alicia Alonso as “Giselle”.

She was my ballet teacher’s old teacher.



Alicia Alonso as “Giselle”.

She was my ballet teacher’s old teacher.

Svetlana is AMAZING in this!!!!! And Roberto is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!


does anyone know where i can get this!?!?

Reblog if your a dance/ballet blog.


Or are a dancer.

George Balanchine
“Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policeman, always alert, always tense. But i dont agree with that because policeman don’t have to look beautiful at the same time”
-George Balanchine
When your parents threaten to take your cellphone:

“I don’t fucking care”

When they threaten to take your computer and internet…

 Of course Harry doesn’t care, he doesn’t have any parents.

sooooooo cute!!!!!!!!