A Critical Review Of Chorost's Argument

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The article Rebuilt: How becoming part computer made me more human is about Chorost’s success on hearing his favorite piece of music when becoming deaf but also that led Chorost to explore new ideas triggered by lab research around the world. He started off with a computer in his head that enabled him to hear, it was also called the cochlear implant. Drawing on that experience, he then proposes that our Paleolithic bodies and our Pentium chips could be physically merged. After Chorosts’ failure on the trip to Dallas, he met up with a team of engineers at Advanced Bionics, sure enough he was able to listen to Bolero, his favorite piece of music. It was not over yet, Chorost stated “Bolero is just one piece of music”. It then encouraged Chorost…show more content…
On the other hand the article is mostly about persuading hearing parents of deaf children to not allow their kids to have the cochlear implants and to just send them to deaf schools. Lane talks about how it starts off with a procedure of the cochlear implant making it seem like an unpromising procedure. It is then explained that hearing people try to understand deaf individuals by an exploration of their experience in the hearing world. Lane stated “What would it be like if I were deaf? Instead of asking what makes up deaf language and culture”. Furthermore into the article Lane explains deeper into the deaf condition by psychometric testing of infants to determine the course of their academic careers. It then creates the argument on isolating the deaf from hearing by moving them into a deaf environment and having them receive teachers who are trained to sign, helping the deaf interact with their teachers. Lane states “Why would such heroic medicine be practiced on young deaf children? For this to be justified”. It is explained that a child at such a young age will struggle in an environment of mixed children hearing and deaf. There are reasons of not being able to communicate with teachers or other

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