Go Back   Second Citizen MK II > The Sandbox: Second Citizen > The Bunker > Celebrations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Old 04-10-2011, 11:50 PM   #41
Admin Bunneh
^Evil^
...ate Fox Stirling

Admin Bunneh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,046
My Mood:
Default

Happy B-Day Ari!!




Admin Bunneh is offline   Reply With Quote
The following user says thanks:
The following user offers hugs:

Old 06-23-2011, 01:50 PM   #42
JohnnyVann
Rocky Mountain Hi! :wave:

JohnnyVann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 19,570
My Mood:
Awards Showcase
28th 
Total Awards: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arilynn View Post
It's multifaceted. Some folks are only concerned with CIs in minors, especially very young kids, and think that a CI should not be implanted until the kid is able to decide for themselves. The other side points out that the biggest gains in terms of sound processing and language development are to the very young and don't think any kid would reasonably choose to decline a CI. That "reasonable" part can be divisive. Some have had very negative experiences with CIs - headaches, increases in vertigo and/or tinnitus, poor sound quality - and mainly object to what they see as propaganda that CIs are without flaw. Some don't view deafness as a problem, that is only hearing people who make it a problem, and so dislike the idea that it must be "cured" in order to facilitate interaction with hearing people. Among those, some fear that Deaf culture (and thus Deaf identity and Deaf people) will disappear some day soon with advances in technology, with CI as just a start. Some have had bad experiences with hearing parents of deaf babies who come into Deaf spaces to talk about getting their kids CIs. Those conversations - IRL or online - can be ugly on both sides, with some truly heartless behavior from Deaf folks and pretty (usually unintentionally) offensive and ignorant stuff from the parents. From stuff like that, some Deaf people dislike the attitude of some parents with CI kids who refuse to teach them ASL or think of them as deaf. Then there are plenty of deaf folks with CIs who love them, had tremendous success with them, and fully support their use, even in infants. And plenty of deaf/Deaf folks who refuse to engage in any of this, just like any hot topic in any community.
Sorry to necro, just wanted to tell you Ari that I heard something on the This American Life podcast about a guy who got a cochlear implant and turned it off. Listening to his explanation gave me further insight. Between your post here and that I think I finally "got it".

__________________
"The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well"
JohnnyVann is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:59 AM.


vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Second Life® and Linden Lab® are trademarks of Linden Research, Inc.
Second Citizen MK II Forums are not affiliated with or sponsored by Linden Research.
© 2009 - 2011 Second Citizen MKII [SC MKII]
| Home | Register | FAQ | Members List | Calendar | Today's Posts | Search | New Posts |