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    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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    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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    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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    Some people believe cochlear implants improve the lives of those who are hard of hearing or deaf. In many cases, supporters of the implant are hearing parents of a hearing impaired child, as in America “90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents. There are about one million deaf people in America, so 90% is approximately 900,000 people, which is close to the population of Austin, Texas. Not being able to communicate with their child and the pressure of raising them in an extremely…

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    Audiology Research Paper

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    Audiology is the study of hearing and sometimes various diseases and conditions can affect the normal balance and process of one’s hearing. In this paper we will address one of the major causes of hearing deficits known as Menere’s disease. This paper will also demonstrate the procedure this writer performed during a class activity assignment and its results. At the end one can see pictures of the turning fork equipment and how the procedures was administered. According to the (National…

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    If I had a deaf child I would get him or her a cochlear implant. I probably wouldn’t think twice about it. Because I would want my child to experience and hear all of the things I 've been able to hear. And I know that it’s a major surgery for a newborn child but I would be doing what I think I best for my child. And at the end of the day the child is mine, and a lot of people may agree with it and a lot may not but I would do what I think is best for my child. I want my kid to be able to hear…

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    I. Summary (1-2 paragraphs) The documentary Sound and Fury addresses the use of cochlear implants for individuals who are considered by a medical professional or speech and language pathologist as either deaf or hard-of-hearing. In this specific film, Heather, age 6, and Peter, who is almost 2 years of age, are individuals who, after the consultation of numerous respective occupations, believes could benefit from a cochlear implant. This documentary focuses on the fact that the implementation…

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    Hearing Loss Around thirty-two million people in the United States have hearing losses of some degree. Of this number, approximately two million people have hearing losses severe enough to be considered deaf. We define the word “deaf,” as either partially or completely lacking in the sense of hearing (Lytle & Rovins). Throughout history, there have been many technological advances invented to aid the deaf, such as assistive devices, sign language, hearing aids and cochlear plants and…

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    Many people ponder over the thought on how they hear sounds, how their ears work, and how different sounds are perceived. Sound is in fact, just the vibration of the particles of an object, but the way the human ear distinguishes different sounds is truly fascinating. Many people have flawless hearing skills, but others have hearing disabilities that prevent them from being able to recognize different pitches of sound, or how loud or soft a sound is. This is defined as hearing loss, however,…

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    “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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