This issue is important because if you try to force the Deaf to hear they might not grow because they will have no form of communication to use with other people. Even though the doctors might say to not use ASL, this will greatly hinder your child's well being in the long run. I learned a lot about Deaf people, ASL, and/or Deaf Culture after reading this book. Deaf people are normal just like anybody else and they should not be treated any differently. Some people treat Deafness as a disease that needs to be cured, but it's not.
Even though the continuing of this culture relies on what cochlear implants seek to end, it does not give them the right to completely oppose this procedure for anyone who pursues it. The preservation of deaf culture is particularly problematic because the majority of deaf children are born to hearing parents. Most hearing parents are not familiar with American Sign Language, but many learn and
They argue that being deaf is not a handicap, but a cultural identity. The main argument that they use is that hearing parents, who have a deaf child, fit their child with hearing aids or cochlear implants is no different than deaf parents wishing to have a deaf child like themselves. I would argue back and say that these are two completely different scenarios. If your child is born deaf and you want to provide them with a hearing aid to help them hear you are not hurting them like you are if you intentionally want to make your child deaf. Using hearing aids and allowing them to hear is doing them a favor because they
Most of the hearing loss presented at birth is contributed with being inherited with it. The deafness presented at birth may be caused by a condition or infection that the mother was exposed to at pregnancy. The behavior or characteristics that you may see with a child of this disability is first and foremost the child not being able to hear. This characteristic alone contributes to everything that a deaf child does because a child must communicate somehow with people. A behavior that a child may learn would be sign language.
In this paper, I will be discussing Sharon Duchesneau and Candy McCollough’s thoughts on creating a deaf child. I will first explain Sharon and Candy’s argument for creating a deaf child. I will conclude by explaining and responding to a possible objection that could be made to their argument. In an interview with the Washington Post, Sharon and Candy support their decision of using a deaf sperm donor to increase their chances of having a deaf child. Many have criticized this decision since the parents are intentionally trying to have a child with a disability.
Deafness is a disability that many people are misinformed about. There isn’t a big difference between how deaf people live and how a hearing person lives on a daily basis. In fact, at a young age deaf families with deaf children already have a good grasp on a language, compared to hearing children who can’t speak as well till years later. The amount of discrimination deaf people face and daily challenges are difficult. I have personally seen the discrimination first hand and will be informing you about how deaf people live.
Verbal communication is just one way that you can conversate among others. But for those that can not hear or see is it right for them to be left out of the conversation? No they should not but, in the space token should they be judged because they communicate differently? I thought that it was wrong fro Mark’s grandparents to try to forced him to be their ideal image of what they believed was normal. If someone is deaf that does not make them less of a person and they should not be treated as such.
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Many people, including A. G. Bell, were opposed to Deaf marrying other Deaf. Bell said that sign language "causes the intermarriage of deaf-mutes and the propagation of their physical defect" (Lane, 1996:382). Bell also claimed that society was condoning the spread of "a defective race of human beings" by allowing Deaf people to socialize with each other (Jankowski, 1997:53). Since others too saw deafness as a physical defect, they agreed with Bell and started adopting oral schools for the Deaf where signed language is prohibited. If oral schools ended up being the only schools for Deaf, then their signed languages would have diminished along with a part of their heritage and culture.
If I were pressed to make a decision, I would not "cure" them of what makes them them. What they truly need is a place in this world because this sicken world shows them there is no place for them sadly. We have to work as one and change or thoughts and welcome them to our world because if it’s too late then we end up losing a child with autism due to that reason. Listen to their voices they are just like an ordinary person but even