Sound and Fury
The meaning behind Sound and Fury was Deaf and hearing family’s reaction to the Cochlear Implant procedure and whether they should get it for their child. The purpose of this paper is to help show what some families go through when deciding to get a Cochlear Implant. I was surprised how defensive each side got (both hearing and Deaf). People in the Deaf culture thought it was wrong and they were throwing away their culture for something else.
I enjoyed the movie “Sound and Fury” because it gave me a better understanding of the implant and showed me two different sides; for it and against it. I have been familiar with this debate for quite sometime because we were exposed to this last year in ASL 1. We also did multiple
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On October 25th in the year 2000, a film was release that tackled the difficult topic, that at the time, broke family ties and rattled an entire culture from a single procedure. In Josh Aronson’s film, “Sound and Fury”, the topic of cochlear implants was fought about between an extended family, who both had Deaf children. The families thought very differently about the cochlear implant procedure and this lead to many arguments and even splitting of the families for some time. The cochlear implant procedure threatens Deaf culture and was considered very offensive to the Deaf community. Throughout the documentary, these topics were debated back and forth, about whether the benefits outweighed the risks.
Sara Nović’s novel True Biz is, at its core, a depiction of the struggle between the Deaf community and its hearing counterpart. Much of the book is spent describing how hearing people who fail to understand the Deaf community have mainstreamed their deaf children through the use of ASL deprivation and the use of cochlear implants. Nović feels pride about the Deaf community and wants to teach us about it so that we in the hearing world can better help to prevent its destruction. Unfortunately, in doing this, Nović has painted a one-sided picture regarding the use of cochlear implants by failing to include examples of successful ones, her depiction of Austin's family struggle around the issue, and most importantly, by glorifying the destruction of the bionics lab.
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].
Through the implementation of various rhetorical strategies, sensory imagery, and eloquent phrasing, Leah Hager Cohen effectively depicts the predominant idea that despite the stereotypical assumption that the audibly impaired cannot possibly be normal, her grandpa is, indeed, quite normal. The author employs vivid sensory imagery strategically throughout the essay. By strategically, she applies the images meticulously in order to fortify her ideas. She writes, “He smacked his lips and sucked his teeth…” (2, 5-6).
Sound and Fury centers two families who faced a challenging decision on whether to get a cochlear implant for their deaf child. Peter and his wife Nina are both deaf and gave birth to three deaf children. Neither Peter’s brother Chris nor wife Mari are deaf but one of their twin boys was born deaf. Peter and Nina are proud of being part of the Deaf community therefore they’re not as open to the idea of cochlear implants. On the contrary Mari and Chris, although having deaf in their families, are not involved in the Deaf culture and have a more positive outlook on cochlear implants.
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
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
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
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.
In the world of “Harrison Bergeron '' the society craves a standardized population in order to avoid self-disparaging emotions which in turn foster competition. One way that they enforce this is the use of various handicaps, one being earpieces. One protagonist, George Bergeron is described as having a higher than average intelligence. To ensure George isn’t able to use his brain more than the rest of the population, the government forces him to wear an earpiece that plays sounds at ear splitting volume. About the earpiece, Vonnegu writes that it is “required by law” and that the loud noises are necessary to prevent “people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains,” (Vonnegut 872).
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.
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.
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
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. This new medical intervention is a great way for deaf people to hear sound. The article Cochlear Implant Debate states “To create sound,
He also argues against the side opposing computer based implants. The things he argues against are complete prohibition of these implants and about the therapy and enhancement distinction. The first thing Moor argues is that the “prohibition” policy is unacceptable. It is unacceptable because that policy forbids the implantation of computer implants, saying it is unnatural to do that. He argues that saying that is unnatural, is not a plausible policy.