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Title Cochlear implants : evolving perspectives / Raylene Paludneviciene, Irene W. Leigh, editors
Published Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xi, 289 pages)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Global Cultural Studies
Contents Impact of cochlear implants on the deaf community / Raylene Paludneviciene and Raychelle L. Harris -- Genetic research, bioethical issues, and cochlear implants : an overview of the issues affecting the deaf community / Jane Dillehay -- Cochlear implants and deaf community perceptions / John B. Christiansen and Irene W. Leigh -- How deaf adult signers experience implants : some preliminary conclusions / Khadijat Rashid, Poorna Kushalnagar, and Raja Kushalnagar -- My child can have more choices : reflections of deaf mothers on cochlear implants for their children / Julie Mitchiner and Marilyn Sass-Lehrer -- Cochlear implants : implications for deaf identities / Irene W. Leigh and Deborah Maxwell-McCaw -- Bimodal processing of language for cochlear implant users / Donna A. Morere -- Listening strategies to facilitate spoken language learning among signing children with cochlear implants / Ellen A. Rhoades -- The cochlear implant education center : perspectives on effective educational practices / Debra Berlin Nussbaum and Susanne M. Scott -- Educating children with cochlear implants in an ASL/English bilingual classroom / Maribel Garate -- Application of auditory (re)habilitation teaching focuses behaviors to a signed communication education context / Jill Duncan -- Sensory politics and the cochlear implant debates / Joseph Michael Valente, Benjamin Bahan, and H-Dirksen Bauman -- Embracing change : cochlear implants and the new deaf community paradigm / Josh Swiller
Summary The cochlear implant debate has changed, as evidenced in this cogent collection that presents 13 chapters by 20 experts, including several who communicate through sign language but also utilize cochlear implants. The impetus for this change stems from recognition that both visual and aural input can enhance the education of deaf children. Divided into four sections, Cochlear Implants: Evolving Perspectives first focuses on the impact of implants in the Deaf community. Chapters in this section examine the issues driving the cochlear implant debate, the ethics of genetic engineering, experiences of implanted adult deaf signers, reflections of deaf mothers who have had their children implanted, and the effects of implants on deaf identity. The second section delves into the mechanics of bimodal processing, including listening strategies that can benefit signing children with cochlear implants. The third section surveys combined aural/visual educational approaches, such as teaching implanted children in an ASL/English bilingual classroom, and applying auditory rehabilitation to a signed communication context. The final section challenges readers to reframe the debate first by exploring sensory politics, then by envisioning an emerging world that requires the Deaf community to connect with it to secure its future. With this information, readers will reach their own conclusions about cochlear implants and auditory and visual approaches to the mastery of both spoken and signed languages
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Deafness -- Psychology
Cochlear implants -- Social aspects
Cochlear implants.
Cochlear Implants
Persons With Hearing Impairments
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
MEDICAL / General
Cochlear implants
Hörapparater -- sociala aspekter.
Dövhet -- psykologiska aspekter.
Form Electronic book
Author Leigh, Irene
Paludneviciene, Raylene
LC no. 2011021026
ISBN 9781563685040