The Deaf community is a small community which the deaf people share in terms of culture, language, narratives, and customs. Culture, language, narratives, and customs are passed down from generation to generation. The Hispanic community is a community which the Hispanic people share in terms of culture, language, narratives, and traditions and these are passed down from generation to generation, as well. Both Deaf and Hispanic communities parallel in a lot of ways. Deaf students in Deaf Education are prepared mostly by hearing teachers while many Hispanic students are taught by English speaking teachers in the general education classroom. The social justice issues have been a problem for many Deaf people in education, jobs, and communication
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)
Growing up or becoming deaf may cause people to not achieve very much throughout their lifetime or it could give motivation to achieve great things. For example, Heather Whitestone was deaf throughout all her life. People did not think she was capable of accomplishing big things, but she proved them wrong (Bates). Commonly people will think they will not accomplishment much because they are deaf, and often they are wrong. Even though someone has major disadvantages, they can do whatever they set their mind to.
Eugenics is the study or belief that a way to improve the quality of the human population is by discouraging reproduction of people who have genetic defects. Thus, a person presumed to have genetic defects is discouraged to reproduce, and someone without genetic defects would be encouraged to reproduce. The story in the movie relating how one deaf couple had a still-born baby. After the infant was delivered the doctor sterilized the woman without her consent. This was a way to rid the human population of an undesirable trait-
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
Deafness. The term is used to describe people who are unable to hear. Deafness is a social and cultural phenomenon that exists in every country and culture in the world, and has existed for a long time. People in the deaf communities all share a common perception; thus, creating a distinctive cultural, linguistic, and social community. Their language is the main feature of deaf culture that separates and distinguishes them from hearing people all throughout history.
According to Cristina De Rossi, an anthropologist at Barnet and Southgate College in London, “Culture encompasses religion, food, what we wear, how we wear it, our language, marriage, music, what we believe is right or wrong, how we sit at the table, how we greet visitors, how we behave with loved ones, and million other things.” I think basically culture expresses the ways we live. Every region, every family and everyone has their own culture. For example, people usually call “Western Culture,” “Eastern Culture,” “Latin Culture,” or “African Culture” etc. Therefore, with Deaf people, they also have their own culture, which is Deaf Culture. Deaf culture is the set of tradition, behavior, norm, values and language. Because of that, there are might be some differences between cultures with cultures. In this
Prior to reading these chapters I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I have never really been exposed to the Deaf- World. I have watched shows such as Switched at Birth, but I know that it doesn’t completely portray the real Deaf- Community. I was extremely interested in seeing their side of the story and gaining insight on the life they live. I decided to read chapters one, and two. The first chapter is an introduction into the Deaf World, in a story format it shows major differences between the world of the Deaf and the hearing. While the second chapter talks about the struggles of a deaf child, and mainly the two different approaches between deaf and hearing parents. Overall, the beginning two chapters of A Journey into the Deaf- World
Drug usage is a big problem in the hearing community and is talked about almost every day, but not the deaf community. Believe it or not, drug usage is a big problem within the deaf community and no one really takes action because obviously communication is much more harder than it is communicating with someone that can hear. The hearing community tends to not care about people who are not relevant to them at all; thus making the deaf community feel different and lonesome. Deaf people are not granted certain jobs, they’re not treated the same, and they are not thought of as the same. When in reality, we all have skin, we all have bones, we all have or have had hair, and we all are capable of doing tasks. Now, why is drug usage among the deaf a big problem? Well, when any person
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. 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
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. They succeeded in change the character of their child before he born, although it looked it is not good for their child by public. There is no denying that the eugenics realized the dream of them—“select” the child they want.
After watching the movie “Sound and Fury”, I learned about what a cochlear implant is and the effects that it has on Deaf culture. A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device that provides the brain with sound signals. In the movie Heather who is from a completely Deaf family wants to get the implant Another family in the movie who the husband (Chris) is the brother of Heather 's father (Peter) who has newborn twins, which one of them is Deaf. The effects that the cochlear implant has is that while it can help Deaf people improve their ability to hear sounds it can also make them lose their Deaf culture which Heathers parents are afraid of. For the newborn twin, Chris and his wife want their child to have a successful life through hearing.
The video Sound of Fury as well as the book both cover a wide range of what deafness is. The video showcases different individuals who have been apart of the Deaf community taking differing paths. The book covers the overall picture and important terminology surrounding deafness. The book both cover the difficulties and controversies surrounding cochlear implants, the importance of Deaf culture to Deaf individuals, and overall academic achievement. The book and the video look at these topics through sharing of personal experience and research.
This connotation towards eugenics is common throughout religion today. Today we have the ability to have pre-natal testing preformed to test if children have certain disabilities such as Down syndrome. According to writer Ross Douthat of The New York Times, “90% of cases that result in a positive Down syndrome test leads to abortion.” This would obviously cause an uproar within certain religious communities that are against abortion. These communities also need to realize that the ability of gene therapy can be used for good such as: the ability to get rid of Down syndrome and other illnesses. The advancements in technology will only continue to increase allowing a vast variety of options in eugenics. Although religious communities will always debate over the ethics and beliefs with the science of gene therapy—these communities should consider the enhancements of the quality of lives that can be changed with
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), deafness is defined as the complete loss of hearing in one or both ears and hearing loss refers to both complete or partial loss of ability to hear.