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  • Cochlear Implant The Cochlear
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    The Cochlear Implant The cochlear implant is possibly one of the greatest inventions designed to benefit the deaf community. Cochlear implant is a device implanted internally behind a deaf persons ear with an external microphone, and is designed to provide artificial sounds to people who have nerve deafness in both ears and show no ability to understand speech through hearing aids. Since the development of the cochlear implant in the 1960's, more than 10,000 people worldwide have been implanted ...
  • Example Of Discrimination Against Deaf Community
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    The Deaf population in the United States is composed both of individuals Deaf since early childhood and individuals who lost their hearing later in life. The 'Deaf Community', a heterogeneous mix of people from all walks of life, represents every socio-economic and racial category. However, this group of people consider themselves 'a community' because they are bound by a common culture, history, heritage and, most importantly, a common language. This language, which forms the foundation of the ...
  • Members Of The Deaf Community
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    Deaf Culture In mainstream American society, we tend to approach deafness as a defect. Helen Keller is alleged to have said, 'Blindness cuts people off from things; deafness cuts people off from people. ' (r nib. org) This seems a very accurate description of what Keller's world must have been. We as hearing people tend to pity deaf people, or, if they succeed in the hearing world, admire them for overcoming a severe handicap. We tend to look at signing as an inferior substitute for 'real' commu...
  • Deaf Culture
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    Born hearing to deaf, signing parents, Mark gradually lost his hearing. Despite the fact that his deaf parents preferred sign communication, Mark was raised and educated without the use of sign language. His parents and grandparents were concerned that sign might interfere with speech and restrict his educational achievement. Although Mark became increasingly hard-of-hearing, he worked hard to 'pass' as a hearing person. This ambition, he later discovered, actually constricted his development an...
  • Attention Of My Deaf Parents
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    In the book A Loss For Words, Lou Ann Walker tells what it was like to grow up with parents who are both deaf. She relates that she became very responsible at a young age. She had to do most communicating for her parents. This is presented right at the start of the book in the prologue on page 2: "I was the child who did all my parents' business transactions, nearly from the time I was a toddler. I spoke for my parents, I heard for my parents. I was painfully shy for myself, squirming away when ...
  • Reaction Interaction Diane Kenyon Response
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    Diane Kenyon is the author of this story and from the context, we learned that Kenyon is a freelance lecturer, tutor, and writer, and also profoundly deaf. This story talks about the experiences she has been through being deaf, and the solution she hopes to find its way one day. This story is told by a first-person perspective and its opinions are very one sided. She uses a very "annoyed" tone in her story because that's how she feels from the reaction she gets when someone meets her and finds o...
  • Decision Of Heather's Parents
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    "Abuse" and Cochlear Implants In the movie, Sound and Fury, one is introduced to Heather, a young deaf girl trapped between a rivaling inter family tension, where in her grandparents reason that her parents are concurring with a type of physical abuse by denying their daughter a cochlear implant; a device which would allow Heather the potential to hear. The parents of Heather, being deaf themselves, are by no means abusive when they made their decision to decline Heather of receiving a cochlear ...

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