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  • Should I Give My Deaf Child A Cochlear Implants

    One of the hottest debates between Deaf and Hearing culture lies in the question, “Should I give my deaf child a cochlear implant?” People of the Deaf culture often fear that use of cochlear implants will eliminate their culture. Yet, a hearing person may believe it will allow their child to participate in mainstream schooling and activities. Some hearing people may not want to learn sign language in order to communicate with their deaf child. As about 90% of hearing parents cannot effectively communicate with their deaf children (Holcomb, n.d., para. 2), the latter is evident. Placed in this situation, I would implant my infant child with a cochlear implant, and I would teach the child both spoken and sign language. By teaching my Deaf child both sign language and spoken language, he or she will have the best opportunity in his or her cognitive, language, and social development. Cochlear Implants are small, complex devices that provide sound to those who are severely hard of hearing or deaf (Cochlear Implants, n.d., para 1). A cochlear implant is made up of a microphone, a speech processor, a transmitter, receiver, and an electrode. Cochlear implants do not restore the natural hearing in the ear, but they bypass the damaged part of the ear. Instead of amplifying sound in an attempt to stimulate the auditory nerve like a hearing aid, cochlear implants stimulate the auditory nerve directly with electrical impulses. The electrical impulses are carried down the auditory nerve…

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  • Colear Implant Informative Speech

    Imagine growing up having a disability, but people don’t know the whole story behind it. There was this girl, and she became deaf as a baby. She was carried in her mom’s stomach while she had chicken pox. The mother then gave her child Pneumothorax in both lungs, when she was eight years old. The baby had to go through a severe process in the hospital for fifty nine days straight. The process included having chest tubes in the lungs, and medicine to paralyze her body, so she could not breathe…

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  • Hearing Impaired Student Essay

    Many colleges and universities do not know what to do with a hearing impaired students because they are not aware of their needs. When a student with a hearing impairment comes to their school, it seems to be a new concept to them, the administration must learn what that student’s needs. When students have a cochlear that connects to their brain, a hearing aid that is an ear piece Students start to wonder what is in there, ear and will ask them about it. Some students ask reasonable questions;…

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  • Essay On Unilateral Hearing Loss

    “Unilateral hearing loss (UHL) means that hearing is normal in one ear but there is hearing loss in the other ear. The hearing loss can range from mild to very severe (ASHA).” Many children with unilateral hearing loss are identified at birth through newborn hearing screening programs. Early identification and intervention of hearing loss can slow down the progression or stop the hearing loss process. Early intervention is highly important for children who have unilateral hearing loss.…

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  • Caregiver Decision-Making Factors

    The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of decision-making factors of caregivers of children with hearing loss regarding the use of speech, the use of sign, spoken language multilingualism, and spoken language choice. Often, caregivers are making these important decisions while often not knowing the effects it will have on them and their child. According to the article, the previous studies “(a) allowed for a comprehensive set of potential factors to be examined, (b) allowed for…

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  • Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Essay

    Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings Over 50 years ago, audiologists, educators, parents, and medical personnel recognized and stressed the importance of early identification of hearing loss among infants. The understanding for a need for early identification of a child’s hearing loss has led us to the modern technology and assessment of hearing for newborns, most commonly referred to as the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS). In the United States, as of 2007, over 90% of newborns are…

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  • Hearing Loss In Australia

    According to the result from Australia Disability Network, there are 1 in 6 Australian are affected by hearing loss, and almost 30,000 sign language (AUSLAN) users. The result shows that the people with hearing impairment is around us in our community. They also have right to deserve a better service. Therefore, for providing a excellent services to them, with individual respect and courtesy to all the customers. As a restaurant, our goal is to hope every customer enjoy their meal. Legislative…

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  • Arguments Against Audism

    Audism is when someone is being discriminated against based on their ability to hear or not to hear. The term audism originally started in 19775 by a man named Tom Humphries, to describe how some people feel superior based on their ability to hear (Bauman 2004). It is a term the hearing community does not understand and many do not notice that they are becoming an audist. It can be seen in both the deaf community and the hearing community when people do not trust that someone deaf can make…

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  • Love Is Never Silent Analysis

    In the movie, “Love is Never Silent”, Margaret Ryder (Maggie), a hearing daughter to two deaf parents, grew up during the Great Depression, where the lives between the hearing and the deaf were very segregated. Her parents did not interact with hearing people and relied on Maggie to interpret all situations necessary, including very difficult situations involving money, health and death. Maggie was very unselfish growing up, making her parents her number one priority, which forced her to set…

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  • Benefits Of Cochlear Implants

    Cochlear implants, also known as the “bionic ear”, are devices that help provide aid for those hard-of-hearing. These devices are extremely complex and contain parts that are forced to work as a functioning unit. I will be going into more in depth with cochlear implants as well as defining what a cochlear implant actually is. I will also explain the costs that are involved, who the “best candidate” would be for implantation, and the risks and benefits involved with the implant. According to the…

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