Cochlear implants are a medical device that help a deaf person hear sound. I believe these implants are a great way to help deaf people experience sound. With this devise they can hold a conversation with a person of hearing. The deaf community could get even higher jobs then what they normally get. They can better understand the culture of hearing people as well as hearing better understanding the deaf people. Cochlear implants don’t take deafness away they only help to hear the world of sound. I personal want cochlear implants and hear is why you my family should consider allowing me to get them.
Education, in general is such a vital part of my life, I wouldn’t be the devoted, hard-working student I am today without it; therefore, I value it greatly. Graduate education is very crucial to my career because I would not be qualified as a speech pathologist without my Master’s degree. Additionally, there are several other reasons why I believe it is important to me. One reason is that on a graduate level, I am taught more in-depth lectures regarding the scopes of practice that a speech pathologist will be expected to know and perform well in. Furthermore, I will be assigned clients and will gain clinical experience from treating clients with a variety of ages, which can contribute to me becoming a well-rounded speech therapist.
“All of the Children of silence must be taught to sing their own song.” This is one of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet’s most famous quotes. Gallaudet lived a very normal childhood, but had a very eventful adult life. Gallaudet was very intelligent child for which led him to go to Yale University at the age of 14. After his college career he met Alice Cogswell, who he did not realise would help him change the lives of all deaf and dumb people for years to come by making the first school especially for them. Most people did not realise that he actually had many health problems during his life. He suffered from nightmares, “nervous attacks”, self inadequacy, and lung problems along his journey for equality for all people. Even with his struggles, Gallaudet was influential all his life from before he met Alice, while he knew her, and even after he died.
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
The profession of Speech Language Pathology enables others to be heard and gives them the ability to have a voice. As a Communication Disorders major, I found my voice through education and personal experiences. During my undergraduate career, I have balanced extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and leadership roles while maintaining superior grades in my coursework. However, my qualities go far beyond my list of accomplishments. Passion, my value of education, and my objective to improve the lives of others have driven me to pursue a career in Speech Language Pathology.
Ever since high school, I knew I wanted to work in the pathology field. I thought I wanted to be a pathologist. I talked to the career counselors at my school and expressed my interest. Fortunately for me, I was contacted not much after about an internship at Montefiore Medical Center.
As a student at Santa Ana College, I have had the privilege to embark on a wonderful exercise where I can experience hearing loss for a short period. In this particular task, I started with the preparations as first to insert one earplug in each ear for the duration of thirty minutes. Also as intended for this simulation, I am bound to insert both earplugs in each ear for the duration of thirty minutes. As a participant of this project, I will endure this for a total of an hour and thirty minutes. I feel that this will be challenging for me because I love to listen to music and talk on the phone.
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. Each
Fitting into society can be hard for any person, but it can be even more difficult for a deaf person. With a cochlear implant, it can give the person more of an ability to fit into society. Everyone wants to fit in and get along with people. If the person cannot hear, then most kids will look at them differently and not include him or her. The children could be scared of the child that cannot hear and does not always know what is going on, or how to communicate with a normal hearing person. Not only do children get scared, adults also get scared and do not always know how to act around people who are deaf and do not know how to communicate. Getting a cochlear implant will enhance the child’s capability to fit in better with other children,
1) Describe at least three special education services for students with impairments in sight and hearing
The medical view challenges fundamental cultural values of the Deaf culture by undermining the importance of establishing a Deaf identity. Since its priority is to cure “Deafness” using medical interventions, young Deaf infants often do not often have a say in the auditory recovery treatments that will ultimately define their ways of life. Doctors and scientists alike are trained to think of ways to return the body to its most natural, fully equipped state and the inability to process auditory information is alarming because it deviates from their definition of a normal, healthy human being. Although the intentions of those in the medical field are not necessary maleficent, but the way in which they explain options to parents with a Deaf child
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
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.
Snap, crackle, and pop, are often words heard only when eating cereal, however, to an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon they are quite common sounds, heard nearly every tooth extraction. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are often a mix between a dentist and a medical doctor, because they often have degrees in both. Oral surgeons treat head and neck injuries, which can include trauma, cancer, and cosmetic surgery, along with dental alveolar, and orthognathic surgery. The patients of an Oral surgeon range from the everyday wisdom tooth extraction in teenagers, to small children with cleft palates, to elderly patients getting implants, to severe trauma. In short the Oral Surgeon sees a wide variety of patients and covers a vast amount of medical
It is important that active listening is being used so that the patient feels comfortable talking to you, if they see that you are in another world or if they cannot gain eye contact with you they will feel that they cannot trust you and may feel the need to not speak about their feelings. Being able to listen effectively could allow health care professions to be able to pay attention to non-verbal and verbal communication and also they would be able to be accepting and non-judgemental of their