cochlear implants

Discussion in 'Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants' started by Smartiesgeek, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. Smartiesgeek

    Smartiesgeek New Member

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    I am totally against the idea of cochlear implants.

    Babies should not be implanted in when they are baby. hearing parents just are so stupid, no offend. So, Let them to grow up and see if they want any of this, then it will be okay, than put it in the baby's head. it is just so touche to see that, stupid HEARING PARENTS who did this.

    Also, I dont like when the people are trying to making it more and killing more people if they are having a problem with cochlear implants.

    I think it is unnecessary to create this, dont ya all agree with me?

    if you was a hearing kid all since you was born and lost ur hearing then, u can have the cochlear implants if u want, but if you're deaf and forced to have a cochlear implants. Thats make me pissed off.

    If you are a deaf kid who have a cochlear implants, speak it up for yourself. Dont be a passive. Just stand up for yourself to say no to ur parents.
     
  2. Cain Marko

    Cain Marko New Member

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    It bothers you to think that some people actually like their implant...doesnt it?

    Even kids.
     
  3. ~Heather~

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    I had this discussion in my class @ college. We were all discussing about this topic. Then I said, you know hearing people force deaf kids to have CI, I think thats wrong and said how would you like if I have hearing child, want my hearing child to be same as me "deaf" and want my hearing child to have operation to be deaf just like me. Teacher said thats child abuse. I said hey, whats the difference, hearing people are abusing deaf children too by having them on CI? My teacher just went quiet and said nothing. You know I have point here. :lol:
     
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    Re: Re: cochlear implants

    yayayayay u GO Heather!!!! thats EXACTLY what i said in the other forum talking abt CI and the on topic debate over it
     
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    Ohh I agree about not forcing CI, basically I'm anti-CI BUT i do believe in "choices". I don't like the idea of forcing a child to get CI. What should be done is like wait until they're older and able to decide and know what CI is and the pro and cons. My parents asked me if I wanted CI when I was in early teens and I firmly said no and that I'm happy with the way I am. I appreciate them asking me first. What of people that was given no choice and forced CI? I've met few, and some of them said that they wish they never got it but never was given a choice.
     
  6. kuifje75

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    Basically, you benefit from CI the most, when it is implanted inside you as early as possible. For instance, if you are a 30 year old woman, and want to be implanted, you won't have the full benefit of a CI like a 2 or 3 year old child would, because the child still is in developmental stage to start recognising sounds in their brain, etc... That is why this is a very tough subject to discuss.

    Myself, I am against CI, but I do also believe in choices. The problem is that if they wait too late, they may not benefit as much from it.
     
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    Your completely right. That isn't a matter of opinion, that's a fact that's been documented and studied and published on, and seems to be a fact most Deaf people ignore. The brain develops neural pathways in response to sound at a very early age. After the age of 2 these pathways stop being formed. Therefore, waiting till they are older to implant them means they may not recieve as much benifit as they would if they were younger.

    So why not implant them young and let them decide if they want to be Deaf or not as they get older? You can take it off and not have to wear it and be completely deaf. When I take mine off, I can't hear a thing. Why not give them full benifit of a CI and if they decide at an older age to be Deaf they can take it off, rather than forcing them to be Deaf and not be able to recieve much benifit from the CI.

    If you think forcing them to be implanted is child abuse, then forcing them to be Deaf can be construed the same way. If you're all about choices, then implanting at an early age really DOES give them the full range of choices. Not vice versa- it's just a matter of logic.
     
  8. Smartiesgeek

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    hey hey hey, heather!

    I love ur points! you go girl.
     
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    Sorry for off point...I was wondering is that you Ace aka Andrew? hehe ;)
     
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    Yeah, thanks. ;)
     
  11. radiohead

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    Nope, never heard of him. Why?
     
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    I'm researching the EMR's interference around the growth of satellite technology that causes buzzing or bleeping noises. I have a concern that the growth Electro-Magnetic Radiation (EMR)is not suitable for CI and Hearing Aid users due to high attracation rate to the brain cells.

    Such fields have changed a long way since the 1990's when a few satellite dishes were around. We are now in the 2000's and there are more dishes on almost every house. With the growth of cellular technology, EMR increases.

    While such evidence is not available in this area, I wish to draw to your attention of the work of Dr Neil Cherry who pushed for such controls in the region of Canterbury in NZ.

    http://www.nzine.co.nz/articles/Electromagnetic_Radiation/more2.html

    My question here is... why are Deaf continuing to support a fast tracked Deaf sentence through such technology?
     
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    WORD, Radiohead! I think research has indicated that most deaf and hoh kids who grow up oral do pick up ASL as a second language. If a child is implanted then they should be taught BOTH ASL and Spoken English so they can make the choice of which worlds they want to be a part of...I know far too many people who are bitter that their parents never learned ASL and never exposed them to deaf culture.
     
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    Well theres someone I know who has similar username as yours but little different tho...so I thought it might be you or not. But thanks for responding back to me. :)
     
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    Hm.... Why not implant the children that were born hearing and lost their hearing at an early age, and allow children born deaf to be deaf but give them hearing aids if that works (CI as a last choice if the hearing aids don't work out)? I so agree that we should be given a choice if possible. I totally appreciate that my parents waited until I was old enough (7th grade) to see if I wanted to switch to CI.

    I have been raised oral and see why my parents had wanted me to grow up in the hearing world. Now they allow me the option of learning sign language and learning my deaf culture so I can find my identity within both worlds that I live in.
     
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    That's generally what DOES happen if a child is born with a mild-moderate loss. But for severe/profound losses, a hearing aid doesn't always give them the full range of sounds for development. In that case, a CI would be better, giving them more options.
     
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    De nada
     
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    Good post.
     
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    To many people worry about being "accepted". Its like they cant live on their own or feel confident with what they do.

    BTW, a CI is the last choice after hearing aids. Always.
     
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    I am pro choice. Great if anyone benefits from CI. Sucks if you dont. Ultimately parents have the last word on their children. I support that, despite my funny feelings regarding children being involved. I wouldnt want people to question my authority either as a parent. I have never heard of a parent who hated his or her child... just because they made them get CI. Ultimately parents get the final word, no matter what you say about it. :)

    I have learned so much from having interactions with other folks who had CI..... before "them" I didnt have much exposure on CI. I decided to do the research myself. It takes so much dedication and training, even after the operation.

    I do understand, this technology has a lot of room for improvement.... my dad nixed against having it for me, because of that. I respect his decision. :)
     

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