Within the Deaf Culture movement, there is ongoing controversy on whether or not a child should have their “deafness” surgically removed. Cochlear implant surgery is an ever progressing technological advancement, and while many parents of Deaf children oppose this surgery, there is talk of sueing those parents who deny cochlear implants for children that are appropriate candidates for the surgery. Throughout Adam B. Zimmerman’s “Do You Hear the People Sing? Balancing Parental Authority and a Child’s Right to Thrive: The Cochlear Implant Debate,” this issue of legally overriding parental authority is examined with the use of scholarly language and credibility as a writer for the “Journal of Health & Biomedical Sciences”, as well as various forms …show more content…
The most common being argument by definition, comparison, and procedure. To get the audience to understand the point he is making, Zimmerman first needs to define what exactly a cochlear implant is and/or does. To introduce the purpose of cochlear implants Zimmerman states, “Cochlear implant surgery can significantly improve the hearing of prelingually deaf children. Cochlear implants are not a cure for deafness, they will not restore hearing to “normal” levels, but they can significantly improve the recipient’s quality of life” (309). To an audience that does not have background knowledge in Deaf Culture, comparisons need to be made in order to establish the significance of this issue. “Even the free exercise of religion,” according to Zimmerman, “may be limited if practices associated with that free exercise would cause significant harm to the child” (311). This quote shows an effective way to broaden the audience’s horizons, in order to convince them that in every way, the court is wanting to protect the child’s best interest. Zimmerman also uses an argument of procedure in order to convince the parents of children that are Deaf to give their children cochlear implants: “Because cochlear implants are still a relatively new technology there is, as of yet, no good measure of the unemployment rate among cochlear implant recipients; however, due to the increased communications skills gained via cochlear implants, it is reasonable to expect that the unemployment rate of cochlear implant recipients is lower than that of the larger deaf population” (Zimmerman 319-320). With the use of the unemployment rate, which is a recurring problem throughout the American population, Zimmerman could convince the audience to want their children to have cochlear
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Unit Four - State Hearing Question 2 The filibuster is essential to good governance in the United States. By nature, this arrangement works to protect minority rights, encourage compromise, and prevent impromptu legislation. Although indispensable, the filibuster must be reevaluated and modified to prevent impotence in the Senate.
The two families view the procedure of cochlear implants completely different. Heather’s family feel that if their daughter were to get the procedure done their daughter would never fit into either the deaf or hearing world and that she would lose her deaf pride in the midst. The 11-month-old’s family immediately look into getting their son a cochlear implant, so that he can have as many opportunities as possible and so his deafness would never hold him back. Both families want what is best for their children, but they view what is best for their children very differently, this makes it very difficult for the family as a whole and adds a lot of extra stress to their
After reading Chapter 1 of “Through Deaf Eyes”. I was not surprised by the facts that were introduced in Chapter 1. Some of these things that were talked about and discussed I have experienced in my life as a deaf person with cochlear implants. "Do you lip read? That's a very dangerous question because if you say yes, they talk [way too fast].
Have you ever thought why cochlear implants are a controversial issue? Some people tend to say that the cochlear implant is a great idea to give the child a chance in the future while others (a.k.a the deaf world) say that the cochlear implant will only make the child to not be interested in the deaf culture. Well to begin with, a cochlear implant is mainly an electronic device which replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, cochlear implants are planted inside your head to actually send sound signals to the brain through the device. The cochlear implants will only help the child and not change their identities because there are meant to help the child, improve their future, and to be able to be part of both the hearing
Stimulated Hearing Loss Assignment For my stimulated hearing loss assignment I went to four different locations, which included ODU’s Café, CVS, the movie theater, and my apartment. I attendant these places with two of my friends who were also wearing earplugs. While completing this assignment I used HEAROS ear plugs, which had a NRR of 32.
Sparrow explains, “ According to the testimony of many individuals who are members of Deaf culture, it is perfectly possible to lead a happy and productive life without hearing or spoken language” (137). The deaf culture believes that deaf people do not need cochlear implants to fit into society. They believe that deafness is not a disease and does not need to be fixed. With a cochlear implant, it is not used to fix the deafness, it is used to help with the person to give them more of a normal life and to help them have the ability to fit into society
That means that there is a threat towards schools for deaf and disabilities. Public school, unlike schools for the deaf, do not offer “the richness and nurturance of a deaf cultural environment” (pg. 56). Now, the majority of the deaf community feels like the public education never truly cared for
President Obama 's speech to school children should go to school because it can benefit their future uses rhetorical appeals to help persuade the readers and schoolchildren. One example of a rhetorical appeal that Obama used to persuade his reader was pathos. Pathos can help persuade a claim because it can cause emotions in the reader and make them feel that they can do something about it. Obama uses is when he states that, “I’m thinking about Andoni Schultz, from Los Altos, California, who’s fought brain cancer since he was three. He’s had to endure all sorts of treatments and surgeries, one of which affected his memory, so it took him longer-hundreds of extra hours- to do his school work.
Deaf children with Deaf parents usually develop a strong sense of self and know who they are. While many Deaf children with hearing parents grow up and have resentment for their parents and professionals. They usually they feel as if they weren’t exposed into the deaf world enough. Both parents face considerable challenges in raising their children. They face their children being “educated below their capacity, employed below their capability and viewed negatively in the hearing world because they are deaf” (28).
Not many consider and are ready to handle the fact that your child may have disabilities. Tom and Louise are confronted with a problem that they know nothing about and to make it worse they are living in a time when the facts and technology surrounding deafness are misconstrued. Deaf like Me is a tale
At both sides of the argument, cochlear implants are a sensitive topic amongst the deaf community and those trying to further advancements on the cochlear implant device. The deaf community views the implants as a sense of false hope, false information and a long, disappointing
Peter has always been against the Cochlear Implant but still researches along with Nina, and as Nina goes to find out the pros and cons of her getting the implant, and hearing success, which will be completely different from a young child getting it, she quickly feels discouraged and decides not to get it for her or her daughter. Peter and Nina visited families, schools, doctors etc and came to the conclusion that their daughter wouldn’t be getting it, she still young and can still be successful in life while being Deaf. When they visited Maryland, a community filled with Deaf people and a good school, they decide to move
They believe that once your born deaf you should stay deaf because that’s the way it should be. Getting a cochlear implant doesn’t detracted from being a part of the deaf culture when the person is taught his or her original culture. Hearing people think that not giving the implant to their child is child abuse. It is not child abuse it’s a personal choices, if the deaf community were not supposed to be deaf deafness would be nonexistent. There are two sides to that don’t understand one another’s reasoning for cochlear implants.
Winston Churchill, on behalf of peace and security of the whole world, arranges a speech in which he argues that the United States and Britain must collaborate and mobilize their forces in preparation to resist the military assaults of Nazi Germany and its allies. The speaker emphasizes the cooperation between two nations, reassuring that this military act is reasonable and appropriate. In order to better persuade his audience, he uses a number of rhetorical questions, vocabularies and phrases that highlight his specific points and appeal to people’s emotion as well as reiteration to reinforce his argument. As stated, the author uses rhetorical questions, which are virtually ubiquitous within the writing.