The end of deaf people?

Check this link out.

http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2006/02/new_cochlear_im_1.html

I’m kinda speechless because the new technology in the chip has leap-frogged from between 16 and 22 to 128 sites, giving a much needed “greater tonal range and better frequency perception.”

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  1. That really sucks – what is it that makes oralists think it is awful to be Deaf?

    We need to do something to liberate Deaf people from the oralist oppression.

    oneninefive

  2. natech

    Hmm, how about making the best out of both worlds? I am a Deaf person first and foremost but for once in a while, it’d be nice to talk to hearing friends without having to use a third-party means like an interpreter. But I suppose we can use technology like computers, our SKs, to communicate with hearing people and they can always try to learn sign language. It’s really a difficult issue, standing next to abortion, and religion/science.

    I wonder if there is a correlation between technology and deaf people. As technology gets better or more advanced, does the number of deaf people decrease? If so, that means Deaf people are becoming fewer and fewer. That concerns me and the future of our kids.

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