Originally Posted by drphil
To the original question: Cochlear Implants a "miracle"? Any person with one can truthfully answer-NO. In a somewhat similar context a DEAF person utilizing a laptop to "communicate" with someone who doesn't understand ASL et al. Miracle?
Is this computer a "miracle"? Would a person from a 100 years ago-think it was?
And there it is! Drphil doesn't particularly like the Deaf, but he is putting out an honest answer here as a person who has experienced long term deafness, and also years using a CI.