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    The article Rebuilt: How becoming part computer made me more human is about Chorost’s success on hearing his favorite piece of music when becoming deaf but also that led Chorost to explore new ideas triggered by lab research around the world. He started off with a computer in his head that enabled him to hear, it was also called the cochlear implant. Drawing on that experience, he then proposes that our Paleolithic bodies and our Pentium chips could be physically merged. After Chorosts’ failure on

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    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

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    The acknowledgment of and connection with nature is an essential element in order to become a person’s most genuine self. A similar variation of this idea is communicated in“The Village” by Henry David Thoreau. The essay was written in 1854 and published in his short collection of essays, Walden or Life in the Woods, a series of essays derived from his two and a half year spent living in the woods of Concord, Massachusetts. The essay aims to persuade active members of American society, intellectuals

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    Tao Of Pooh Analysis

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    Before we had started reading The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff we were given a MACC objective, MACC standing for Massachusetts Common Core. The objective was to read The Tao of Pooh to determine the main precepts and tenets of Buddhism. The Tao of Pooh is about the author attempting to explain Buddhism to Pooh, who at first seems to be an unmotivated and lazy bear and throughout the story uses examples from Pooh’s adventures with his friends to explain the principles of Taoism. As the author describes

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    Volume control is essential to be a normal human being, yet, many people seem to lack that quality and choose to be obnoxiously loud. There are just some things that a person does that is counted as annoying and talking as if everyone is deaf is one of those things. There’s no point in talking as loud as possible when in most situations the other person is no more than a foot away. Also, someone’s business should stay within themselves and not be loud enough for the rest of the world to hear. Plus

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    Volume control is essential to be a normal human being, yet, many people seem to lack that quality and choose to be obnoxiously loud. There are just some things that a person does that is counted as annoying and talking as if everyone is deaf is one of those things. There’s no point in talking as loud as possible when in most situations the other person is no more than a foot away. Also, someone’s business should stay within themselves and not be loud enough for the rest of the world to hear. Plus

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    The Deaf President Now movement was one of the best things that happened to University, the movement helped the school and the students get a deaf president to lead them. The school has never had a deaf president ever since its been opened. The students of the university wanted a deaf president to lead them so bad they shut down the school until they could get a deaf president. Gallaudet University was the school where all the deaf students went, it was hard for a hard of hearing student to attend

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    Sound And Fury Analysis

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    family insist on a cochlear implant for the baby and Heather , allowing the opportunity to hear, the deaf members of the family do not believe hearing is important to their lives. They view cochlear implants as a violation of their nature. They view deafness as a blessing, and distance themselves from the hearing world, which views them to be a handicap. They do not perceive their inability to hear as a handicap, and take great offense to anyone who views them that way. The deaf child born to Chris and

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    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

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    Cochlear implants have been proven to develop spoken language, as reported in May 1998 to the Advisory Council of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "It has now been demonstrated that the long-term benefits of cochlear implants in children are not limited to speech recognition but extend into dramatically improved language learning and language skills." (Tucker, Bonnie Poitras. 1998) In a recent survey, parents of 176 implanted children perceived: 44 percent of

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    Deaf role models all have significance and meaning in their life and career. Interesting comparisons can be made through each individual character. These comparisons will be made between Dummy Hoy, Rocky Stone, and Lance Allred. Education in the early years for William Ellsworth Hoy (Dummy) included going to a school for the Deaf at Oregon and even becoming the valedictorian for his graduating class. At the age of three, William got meningitis leaving him deaf and mute. Dummy did sign because

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    Deafness Argument Analysis

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    living quality, to be excluded from society and a social everyday life, as well as, in the case of deafened adults, possible depression. Naturally one might argue that Dahm’s article was published nearly 20 years ago and that today’s stance toward deafness has changed. However, the Fact Sheet published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in 2010 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) states that “this remarkable technology [the CI] enables deaf and severely hard-of-hearing individuals

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    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

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    Deaf in the Military “Sorry, no. You’re deaf.” That is what Keith Nolan was told too many times to count. Because of ideologies, the general public considers deaf individuals to be handicapped or disabled. However, this is not the case. Those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing are more than capable of doing most of the things hearing people can do. In this paper, I relate the Ted Talk, “Deaf in the Military,” to communities of practice. After investigating and writing the research paper, “Deaf in the

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    Deaf And Dumb Deaf Essay

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    Over the years the deaf community has been called “deaf and dumb” or “deaf-mute”. Little do people know that they that in reality they are very intelligent people. Not only are they intelligent but they are not mute. It is impossible to speak if you cannot hear those two go hand in hand. Just because they cannot hear does not mean that they should be called such a thing. Hearing does not necessarily mean that you are smart nor does not hearing mean you are dumb. Over the years these terms became

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    total loss, and everything in between. Deafness occurs when any part of the ear is not working correctly which inhibits the child from hearing correctly. This could be caused by genetic factors, prematurity, maternal diabetes, lack of oxygen in birth, ear infections, meningitis, measles, and so forth. Usually in infancy parents realize that their child is not reacting to sounds as appropriately as they should. A child is usually diagnosed with genetic deafness

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    In Audism Unveiled, the producers included subtitles for the signing-impaired, and I thought this very important dialect because normally movies include subtitles for the deaf or hard-of-hearing viewers. However, it is very significant to emphasize that it is not the deaf community that needs auditory assistance but rather the hearing community needs assistance to fully understand the meaning of sign language. Audism was coined in 1975 as a term to place advantage upon hearing people and should

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    Before I saw the movie I thought it was just going to be another regular documentary. While we were watching the movie I realized it wasn 't at all what I had expected. It changed my perspective on the deaf community. The film allowed us to see into their world and let us know they are no different than hearing, if anything it seemed to me like they have more fun. There were so many different people that spoke throughout the movie, and every single one of them seemed so happy. Throughout the movie

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    The video, Deaf Ideology by Marika Kovacs-Houlihan, starts off by defining the term “Deaf”. Marika points out the term Deaf stimulates numerous questions in people’s minds such as “Can she hear?” or “Can she speak?”. These questions and thoughts lead to the topic of ideology. Ideology is a set of beliefs or ideas of a specific culture. Throughout the video, she explains that the ideologies some people have are limited. Marika gave numerous examples on how ideology is limited and suppressed, such

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    Annotated Bibliography: Deafness/Disability - problematising notions of identity, culture and structure In the essay, “Deafness/Disability - problematising notions of identity, culture and structure, Mairian Corker focuses on the tension between Deaf and disabled people. As Corker analyzes the division between Deaf and disabled people she reflects on Margaret Archer’s views. Corker explains that Margaret Archer viewed “ the structural (‘parts’) and cultural (‘people’) domains are substantively different

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