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    Deafness and Fury

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    finished watching the movie “Sound and Fury”‚ I had a lot of mixed feelings. I didn’t realize how divided the “hearing world” and deaf culture are. It was interesting to see deafness from two different perspectives. In one hand we had a family who was proud of their deafness‚ and in the other we had a family who saw deafness as a disability. These families faced many difficult decisions‚ but one thing they had in common was that they both didn’t agree with the others decision on implanting a cochlear

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    Genetic engineering‚ or eugenics‚ is another proposed method of correcting Deafness which arouses much anger and controversy in the Deaf community. Deafness has a variety of root causes‚ and its genetics are complicated‚ but is known that for some people‚ it is caused by the gene connexin 26‚ as well as many other recessive‚ harder-to-trace genes (Leigh 49). Diagnostic testing of a Deaf or Hard of Hearing baby is becoming routine‚ but it is prenatal testing that inflames both the Deaf and Hearing

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    Deafness

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    DeafnessDeafness is the inability or lowered ability to hear. It can affect one or both ears‚ and the onset may be gradual or sudden. The causes are varied‚ and there are many forms of treatment and devices available to remove or lighten the symptoms. Doctors and researchers have studied the ear to find out exactly how it works and how it affects deafness. Sound is caused by vibrations occurring in waves within the atmosphere. For a normal ear‚ these sounds waves travel along the outer ear and

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    Deaf Culture

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    people in general perceive the Deaf culture. In the conclusion I have added my own opinion on the facts and research for which I have come across. What is Deaf culture? The Deaf culture is best defined as a social group of people who consider deafness to be a difference in human experience. Most people believe it’s a disability‚ but it’s not. It is assumed that if you are deaf you are automatically included into the Deaf community‚ or if you are hearing you are automatically excluded from this

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    Sign Language

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    really bad for Tommy. He was so frustrated that he couldn’t communicate with his family‚ friends or even with other deaf people. His mom should have learned sign language and allowed Tommy to learn it also. Instead she fought to adapt to his sons deafness‚ making it hard for Tommy to communicate and fit in. If I had a deaf child I would take him or her to deaf plays and movies to show then that being deaf doesn’t have to inhibit you from having fun. I would also give them the option of learning

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    overwhelming to the parents. Some parents are taking very risky steps to deal with the deafness and that is having cochlear implants giving to their child at very young ages. The problem I have with the situation is that it is very risky for the child and the child does not have a say in the matter. The operation could cause damaging effects for life to the child and it is irreversible. Parents think deafness is the end of the world for their child and they think if that by getting the implants it

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    Deaf Education in Nigeria

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    Community - Nigeria In terms of an established deaf community‚ one of the brightest spots on the African continent is West Africa Nigeria’s deaf community is well-established and even has something that we lack in the United States. Demographics of Deafness in Nigeria One web source said that in 1975 there were at least four million deaf and hard of hearing people in Nigeria. According to the 2004 Nigeria census (Statistics Nigeria‚ approximately 30 percent of all disabled people in Nigeria have

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    expressed a concern that her deafness would be an insoluble barrier in a hearing world. But instead of agonizing over this‚ her parents faced it head on and embraced it. They sent Matlin to schools where she learned to both speak and sign‚ and encouraged her to make friends in the neighborhood. With strong support from her family‚ Marlee’s childhood world was unlimited. Matlin made her stage debut at the age of 7‚ as Dorothy in the ICODA (International Center for Deafness and the Arts) version of

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    Hearing Impairement

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    differently in different places. According to the Journal of Issue in Special Education (ISSE)‚ (2011)‚ the following definitions have now been agreed upon: Hearing Impairment: This is an umbrella concept which includes all degree of hearing loss. Deafness: This refers to hearing impairment‚ which is so severe that the person cannot maintain adaptive contact with the surrounding. The person is unable to utilize his/her residual hearing. Hard of Hearing: A person who is hard of hearing can utilize

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    Laura Tarantella SLHS 0207‚ fall 2015 A Man Without Words‚ Susan Schaller In the book‚ A Man Without Words‚ Susan Schaller takes an interpreting job at a community college in Los Angeles‚ California. On her first day‚ she finds a young man named Ildefonso who is around 27 years old with his arms tucked in and his head following the each student as they passed. Schaller sits with the young man and tries to talk to him‚ thinking that everyone in the room could understand sign language. Schaller learns

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