Even though someone has major disadvantages, they can do whatever they set their mind to. Deafness is when a person’s hearing is impaired and they can hardly hear or not at all. As children, they usually do not know how to speak unlike others their age. Furthermore
Her mother didn’t become deaf until she was 13 months old. She had spinal meningitis and because of this she went deaf. She was getting shots for the meningitis, but after the fifth they decided to stop the shots and after they stop the relapse was what caused the deafness. It was very hard for Doris Jean because she was already starting to say some words. After the second fever, she went deaf and wouldn’t talk for years and when she did start talking, no one understood her.
2- Barriers to access to health information and health care services among the deaf Communication competency plays a primary role in successful treatment (Mark V Williams, Davis, Parker, & Weiss, 2002). For instance, effective provider-patient communication for successful sexual and reproductive health programs (Kwadwo Mprah, 2013), decreased vulnerability to avoidable adverse events (Bartlett, Blais, Tamblyn, Clermont, & MacGibbon, 2008) and better use of preventive health services have been demonstrated (Villani & Mortensen, 2013) According to the Helen Killer’s comment about hearing loss, communication is vital for the deaf (Meador & Zazove, 2005). For example, deaf patients’ satisfaction and therapeutic compliance are affected by the adequate health care provider-patient communication (O'Hearn, 2006). Nevertheless, communication and language barriers have been recognized as the indubitable underlying causes of the gap in health knowledge among the deaf community (Kuenburg et al., 2016).
Inside Deaf Culture Inside deaf culture is a very strong book written by carol Padden and tom Humphries in this book authors have tried to give a tour of the most important moments that has shaped the Deaf culture. Book starts by showing how much power hearing people have had over the deaf population in the past and how they saw death people almost the same as criminals and also how they tried to get rid of them by placing them into asylums and intuitions and how this was a beginning of first schools for the deaf and how much power and control they had over the children under their care also there was a lot of rumors of how children were molested in these schools and because they
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.
The story of Lynn Spradley’s journey is for every parent who believes that their child isn’t normal. I learned a great deal about what it truly means to be deaf from this book. Reading this story brought out much emotion as the story progressed. Lynn’s parents Tom and Louise reaction of every parent’s worst thought when having a child. Everyone believes that there child is going to be healthy and fully functioning ready to be a part of the world. 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
Chuck Baird was born deaf on February 22, 1947, in Kansas City. He had three deaf sisters as well. Both his mother and father were hearing and it was discovered through medical testing that he and his sisters probably had Pendred Syndrome which caused them to be born death. Chuck Baird’s father was a hard working mechanic and his mother was a Red Cross nurse before she married his father. His parents worked hard to be able to send their three children to the Kansas School for the Deaf.
A few years ago, a couple (lesbian) decided to have a child. Both of them were deaf and they were proud of it, so they wanted the child to be a deaf people. They did not think deafness was a kind of physical disability, and they though deafness was just a kind of lifestyle. They wanted their child to inherit the deafness. Through their efforts, their child—Gawain was born deaf.
Everybody faces challenges and uncertainties and a daily basis. Fortunately, for hearing people their troubles can be trivial. For those who are in the Deaf and hard of hearing culture, however, challenges and uncertainties are not relatively trivial. Over the past several years, the Deaf community has been enterprising for culture awareness. Historically, the media have played an important role in the portrayal of deaf individuals.
For a Deaf Son is a documentary about Thomas Thranchin, who was born deaf to hearing family. His father, a filmmaker, produced this documentary to offer an intimate look at how parents of a deaf child make decisions. The documentary is compiled together with interviews from audiologist, families of children with hearing loss, other expert in the field, as well as home videos of Thomas. Thomas was discovered to be profoundly deaf at the age of one and could only hear high frequency sound. This meant that with hearing aids on him, he could acquire speech and language with therapy.
As well as the challenge of many professionals encouraging put in hearing aids, making their child “hearing impaired”. Hearing parents are usually unsure of what to do, and end up following the path the professionals recommend. The book really helps emphasize the importance of not doing that. Instead, exposing a the child into the Deaf community would be the best option. They’ll be welcomed with wide arms, and it will help them feel most true to themselves.
The topic of cochlear implants is causing quite the argument between the deaf and medical community. The core of the disagreement centers around whether or not cochlear implantation should continue to be considered as an option for hearing impaired individuals to improve auditory ability.. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association a cochlear implant is “a device that provides direct electrical stimulation to the auditory (hearing) nerve in the inner ear.” Proponents of cochlear implants claim that hose who are born with or later experience a problem with the sensory nerve of the inner ear have the opportunity to gain the ability to hearHowever, many are now arguing that this device is not as useful or healthy for the human ear as it has been said to be. Those who oppose cochlear implantation, namely the deaf community, view it as a threat to the deaf community and its culture.
2015). In Australia between nine and 12 children per 10,000 births will be born with a moderate or greater hearing loss in both ears and a further 23 children per 10,000 will acquire a hearing impairment that will require hearing aids by the age of 17 (Australian Hearing 2013). Within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities it is estimated that 30-80% of indigenous children will suffer from some form of hearing loss. Ear disease and hearing impairments is a significant problem in developing countries and among many of the indigenous populations, especially in Australia (Burrow et al. 2009). Although middle ear disease or Otitis Media (OM), an inflammation of the middle ear, typically leads to conductive hearing loss there are rare cases leading to high frequency sensorineural hearing loss after repeated exposure (Burrow et al. 2009; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association [ASLHA]
Many years later my aunt first child a girl was born deaf, but the family really did not know she was deaf until the baby was two years. Twelve years later, due to family problems, my mom ended up temporary custody. While my cousin was in my care, I had no idea what the Deaf Culture consist of, how many problems, confusion and conflict these individuals go through just because of their deafness. I focus on Black Deaf Americans because they are faced with two obstacles: 1: being Black Americans and the historically oppressions that the majority of them had gone through for generations and still are going through; 2: being Deaf in a hearing world. These individuals faced twice as much prejudices, discrimination, and stereotyped as “Deaf and Dumb.”
I watched Sound and Fury, a documentary that came out in 2000, centered on the complications of getting the Cochlear Implant, and how Deaf and hearing communities can differ upon the topic. Particularly within one family, brothers along with their wives and parents have a tough time deciding if their Deaf children should undergo such a procedure. They all travel to visit families that are hearing with children who aren’t learning ASL because they have the implant. They visit a Deaf family whose 10-year daughter is the only person in the family to get the implant. They also visit schools focusing on speech to help Deaf children who wear hearing aids and/or got the Cochlear Implant, and visit a Deaf community with a school focused on ASL.