In today’s society there is an ongoing debate of weather children who are deaf should receive cochlear implants. A cochlear implant is a device that takes sound wave and changes the waves into electrical activity for the brain to interpret. Wire called electrodes are surgically implanted into the cochlear nerve which receives a signal from the microphone attached to the transmitter and speech processor. The microphone captures the sound from the environment and the speech processor filters the noise versus speech. Then the transmitter sends an electrical signal through the electrodes to stimulate the cochlear nerve. Every person has a different thought depending on their experiences in their life whether deaf children should receive cochlear
Most doctors recommend that children with cochlear implant only use spoken language as a method of communication so they can maximize the benefits from the cochlear implant. However, the popular method of communication for children with cochlear implants is total communication which is the integration of oral communication and ASL. Although Heather Artinian was fluent in ASL before she received her cochlear implant, she was able to communicate with hearing and deaf people through both ASL and spoken language after years of intensive speech therapy (Aronson, Sound and Fury: Six Years Later). When cochlear implant users take it off, they cannot hear any sounds so they are technically still deaf. Even though they are able to hear sounds, cochlear implant recipients will not be able to identify themselves as hearing individuals. When they bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing world, they can still be a part of both cultures without defining themselves as a part of only one culture (TedX: The Heather World). Therefore, the cochlear implant can be a great device for deaf people who want to stay in the Deaf community but still be able to take advantage of additional opportunities in the hearing
Passages A & B have different views on what would work best for the Deaf people, but they both want want a positive outcome for the Deaf community. Passage A mainly talks about how the cochlear implants do not benefit deaf people and how the permanent effects from it can be a disadvantage for the implant patient in the deaf community. “Implanted children would "end up trapped between two worlds: they can't live the way hearing people can, and yet they won't have grown up in the deaf community, using ASL" (Zimmer 85)”. The author helps the reader understand the Deaf community rather then understand the medical view of cochlear implants.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy helps the patient establish a plan of treatment and takes action to prevent relapse. The therapist will work with the patient by isolating the root cause(s) of the addiction. In addition, to prevent a relapse the patient will be equipped with relapse-prevention training. Relapse-prevention training is where the patient will keep track of their additive patterns. Once the patterns are acknowledged, the patient can become more aware of what triggers their cravings so they can make adjustments accordingly.
Cochlear implants are no longer experimental, but are routinely offered to parents of deaf children. Early years of the cochlear implant technology, some deaf people spoke out, raising questions about the immediate and long term effects of the devices, even for young deaf children. The National
Cochlear implants do not provide the high-quality sound of a natural hearing ear. Recently, Professor Michael Dorman of Arizona State University discovered, from one of his patients that had both normal hearing and hearing from a cochlear implant, what cochlear implants sound like. According to audio recordings of his results, a person hearing via a cochlear implant hears speech that is echoed, slightly robotic, and of somewhat lower quality than natural hearing (Griffiths, 2014, para. 7). Nonetheless, the speech presented from the implant was mostly clear and understandable. Since cochlear implants only provide a good, but not outstanding, audio quality and some sounds can be difficult to understand, a deaf child may need to fall back on sign language, which is fully accessible to them (Klaudia, 2013, para. 17). Sign Language will not hinder development, as a study on deaf children in Spain suggests. At the University of Córdoba in Córdoba, Spain, a group of eighteen deaf children with cochlear implants were compared, as some were bilingual (spoken and sign) and some only knew spoken language. The children who were bilingual performed better at verbal fluency (Herruzo, Jimenez, & Pino, 2009, para. 4). In other words, they are able to use a greater number of words in spoken language. Use of sign language would also allow the child to better associate with Deaf
This article "I Have a Child With a Cochlear Implant in My Preschool Classroom. Now, What?" by Carrie A. Davenport and Sheila R. Albert-Morgan dealt with the issue of exploring the fact that although cochlear implant technology is progressing rapidly through the years, there is however still a lack of
I first learned about cochlear implants in my special education class. My initial thought was that they were a beneficial advancement in technology and in the medical field for those who were deaf or hard of hearing. In my field experience, I observed a sixth grade teacher at Donnell Middle
The cochlear implant is quite possibly one of the greatest ideas invented to benefit the deaf community. American Sign Language (ASL) has been the main way the deaf communicate and is extremely important to the deaf culture. To those that can hear, being deaf or profoundly hard of hearing has been considered a handicap. It was for that reason that someone invented the cochlear implant, causing a huge debate within the deaf community. Some of those in the deaf community fear that their culture will be lost and destroyed, while others and the hearing community believe that it will better their lives. Most do not realize that this procedure is not a cure and that it will leave those with the implants confused as to where they belong in society.
One intervention may work for one person but not the other. It is important that each person is evaluated and examined in order to provide the best intervention for their specific case. One intervention or treatment may be having a profession work with the hearing-impaired child and their family to learn the skills and tools to improve their communication skills. There are hearing devices that aid in helping to improve a persons hearing. Technology is constantly changing and improving with newer and better ways to improve a person’s hearing greatly (Treatment and Intervention Services, 2015). This can be seen in the video, where they speak about the cochlear implant. A Cochlear implant is where a “procedure that implants an electronic device under the skin behind the ear directly stimulate the auditory nerve” (Hardman, Drew, & Egan, 2014). In the documentary, we witnessed how the lives of the children who had received the implant were impacted, how their families were affected and how effective the procedure was to their speech and language development and their social
Based on research, CBT is one of the successful therapeutic actions that have demonstrated usefulness to provide a measure to a wide variety of mental illnesses (Basco & Rush, 2007). Major benefiters of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy include patients with depression, mood disorders, and personality disorders. CBT has proved to be as useful as an antidepressant to some individuals with depression in addition to superiority in relapsing prevailing mood swings. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also applicable in treating anxiety disorders. Among the patients in this category of the disorder include those who experience persistent panic attacks. Through therapy, these people are encouraged to take tests of beliefs they have concerning such attacks
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, “About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears.” Cochlear Implants are mechanical devices that are highly promoted by the hearing society to “cure” deafness. Despite the fact Cochlear Implants can be effective, the risk of serious physical and emotional harm to a patient outweighs the chances of its success.
As this occurs, parents are being tasked with making a tough decision, as described above, regarding the life and future of their child. This is a decision that should not be made lightly or carelessly, and after many hours of research and taking everything into consideration, parents have to come to a conclusion that best meet the needs of their child and family. If the parents decide to integrate their child into the world of spoken language, there are many avenues of possibilities to accomplish this. One of the most popular approaches is called Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT). AVT is an effective strategy to help children who are deaf or hard of hearing learn and understand spoken language. By defining AVT, exploring its uses, and describing its benefits, a conclusion can be made that AVT is a viable option for individuals that are deaf to learn and understand spoken
The Benefits of Cochlear Implants 245 315...4- Humans need to hear with both ears in order to hear everyday sounds in stereo. If you were to hear only from one ear (unilateral hearing), it would be difficult to hear certain sounds around you. This is due to your head, by design
♣ Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) is a common learning method that involves the Auditory-Oral approach and the Auditory-Verbal approach. The Auditory-Oral approach highlights the use of residual hearing with continually practicing verbal language. An individual should use amplification devices or cochlear implants at all times. If a child is undergoing the auditory-oral approach, he/she will be taught with other students with hearing loss. While going to school, the individuals with hearing loss will receive speech and language therapy and experience auditory growth. The teachers will send home materials for the parents to continue the learning process in the home. The Auditory-Verbal approach, emphasizes the use of residual hearing