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Unformatted text preview: o Cochlear implants bypass damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve Congenitally deaf: those who are born deaf Adventitiously deaf: those who acquire deafness at some time after birth Attitudinal deafness: refers to whether a person thinks of himself or herself as deaf (may not have anything to do with a persons hearing acuity Resources: Deaflibrary.org o Information on this website provides a service to the Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities o An online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures, as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics Deafpeople.com o This site celebrates the achievements of deaf people in history, and those who are still active in their careers o This site lists leaders of organizations, agencies, and institutions serving the Deaf community....
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- Fall '09