Originally Posted by Bottesini
And yet you find it perfectly acceptable that hearing is so superior that it is fine when some hearing have their child's head cut open, the bone drilled to make room for an electronic, and an array of wires inserted into the cochlea.
That's a description of audist thinking.
I had to think about. I think the word "superior" is tricky. Hmmm, I will explain how I feel. For me, I would rather hear than not hear because there are things to hear and I like to experience that. But I don't feel it makes me "better" than deaf or superior like I look down on deaf. No, not at all, that is not how my heart works. When I know a deaf person wants to hear, I think they want to experince something that will make there personal life better for themselves, not to say hahaha I can hear and you can't. Maybe I am wrong??
I hate the thought of drilling into the skull. If it became so easy to get a CI, like just maybe wearing a super duper HA that does the same thing as a CI, I wonder if that would be more accepted by the Deaf community. Or would the Deaf community (some of them) still be against hearing?
Today I was thinking if I had a deaf baby would I let the doctors drill a hole into his or her skull for hearing. It would be sooooo hard to decide. I don't want to think of drilling a hole in a baby's skull.