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Activity 1.3.3 Cochlear Implant Debate Introduction Imagine you are out to dinner with just a few of your closest friends celebrating your best friend’s birthday. The restaurant is very busy and lively. The conversation is quick and animated, and you are having a difficult time reading lips and cannot follow the conversation. You are deaf. You feel frustrated and angry because you do not want to ruin the festive mood and tell your friends that you cannot understand what they are saying. A couple of friends of yours have elected to have cochlear implants and are able to hear things that they never thought they would be able to hear. But what if the cochlear implant does not work well for you? What if you have the surgery and still cannot understand what people are saying? What if having a cochlear implant shuns you from the deaf society from which you have always been a part? John and Juanita, James Smith’s brother and sister-in-law, are both researchers at the same local university and have been married for six years. Juanita is deaf and uses no assistive hearing technology. Their only child, Samantha, is eight months old, and has been diagnosed with congenital deafness. The family pediatrician has
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  • Fall '16
  • cochlear implant, Hearing impairment, Pediatric Cochlear Implants

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