Deaf Debate: Caught Between 2 Worlds
BBC News have today published an article on Cochlear Implants.
A previously published article on Deaf teenagers decisions not to have the implants prompted a huge response. Here in today's article, readers share their opinion & perspective. Click on the link below to view the full story on the BBC news pages.
- A surgically implanted electronic device that can improve hearing by stimulating the auditory nerve
- Although an implant cannot restore hearing to normal it does give the sensation of sounds.
- Not suitable for all deaf people and those considering the surgery have to undertake in-depth hearing, speech and language, educational and psychological assessments
- Around 500 adults, aged between 15 and 59, receive cochlear implants in the UK each year