Cochlear Implants in Children With Prelingual Deafness Another Side of the Coin Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   March 01, 1994
Cochlear Implants in Children With Prelingual Deafness
 
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  • Darrell E. Rose, PhD
    Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224
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Hearing Disorders / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Viewpoints
Viewpoint   |   March 01, 1994
Cochlear Implants in Children With Prelingual Deafness
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 6. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.06
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1994, Vol. 3, 6. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0301.06
A significant difference of opinion exists between proponents of the deaf culture and advocates of cochlear implant; yet there is general agreement on the tremendous amount of good that individuals who have been postlingually deafened receive from a cochlear implant. It is most rewarding to see individuals recover their communication abilities.
No development in recent history has so aligned the deaf community against some of their hearing counterparts as the issue of implanting deaf children. One side touts the success of the device; the other warns of its devastating effects. The antagonists are working from a framework of much conjecture and precious little fact.
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