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  1. Is Medical Technology Wiping Out Deaf Culture?

    Cochlear implants can help the profoundly deaf to hear, but the deaf community has rejected the technology. The rich culture of the deaf world, which incorporates language, education, arts and social interaction, is treasured by many deaf people. They argue that giving children implants devalues their identities, even equating the effort to “cure” children of deafness with efforts to cure them of being gay, black or female. As one dad of a deaf child asks, “How do you explain that she was fine the way she was born when the first thing we did was change her?”

    Source: Medium

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