Cochlear Implants Within Deaf Culture
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Hear What a Familiar Tune Sounds Like with a Hearing Implant - KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest

Hear What a Familiar Tune Sounds Like with a Hearing Implant - KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest | Cochlear Implants Within Deaf Culture | Scoop.it
Hear What a Familiar Tune Sounds Like with a Hearing Implant KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest Cochlear implant, a bionic inner ear that allows deaf or hearing-impaired people to hear speech—albeit in kind of a robot voice, can be a lifesaver...
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Cochlear Implants: Identity politics or the politics of identity? | Cost Of Living

Cochlear Implants: Identity politics or the politics of identity? | Cost Of Living | Cochlear Implants Within Deaf Culture | Scoop.it

We were told our son was deaf when he was 22 months old. Immediately after diagnosis we were propelled into the audiology, medical and sensory support systems. Confusing, scary places for parents of a young child, desperate to do the right thing for him and not knowing what that right thing is. We were given hearing aids but our son still couldn’t access all of the sounds needed for speech. Eventually we decided to go down the cochlear implant route. Cochlear implants were introduced as an option for profoundly deaf children in the UK in 1989 amidst much controversy, viewed initially either as a ‘cure’ for deafness or a eugenic tool for the eradication of the Deaf community. Whilst increasing numbers of deaf people are choosing cochlear implants and the Deaf community is increasingly open to the use of this technology, there is still significant opposition to parents choosing cochlear implants for young children rather than waiting for them to reach the age where they can make their own decision.


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Hope for hearing: Cochlear implants

Hope for hearing: Cochlear implants | Cochlear Implants Within Deaf Culture | Scoop.it
SCochlear implants are a growing alternative to hearing aids for people with severe hearing loss. (Do you have hearing aids or think you might need them? Cochlear implants might be another option to help you...

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Addison Blundell gets Cochlear Implant | Stuff.co.nz

Addison Blundell gets Cochlear Implant | Stuff.co.nz | Cochlear Implants Within Deaf Culture | Scoop.it
Little Addison Blundell will finally get a cochlear implant this week, but a faked hearing test she received as a newborn has slowed her development and scuttled plans to raise money for a second implant.
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Improved cochlear implant promises deaf people crisper quality of sound - PBS NewsHour

Improved cochlear implant promises deaf people crisper quality of sound - PBS NewsHour | Cochlear Implants Within Deaf Culture | Scoop.it
Improved cochlear implant promises deaf people crisper quality of sound
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Cochlear implants help deaf people perceive sound; they convert sound waves into electrical signals that are sent directly to the brain.
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