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Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children

Laura Mauldin


Made to Hear reveals the structure and culture of the systems we have built to make deaf children hear. Based on an ethnographic investigation of families who adopt the cochlear implant (CI) for their deaf child, this book describes the experiences of mothers as they navigate the healthcare system, the professionals that work with them, and the influence of neuroscience on the process. The book focuses not on the Deaf community’s argument against adopting CI implants, but on the multiyear endeavor that parents undertake in its implantation. Every year, thousands of families obtain a CI for the ... More

Keywords: deaf, disability, cochlear implant, controversy, brain, neuroscience, technology, medical ethics, enhancement, biopolitics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816697243
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816697243.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Mauldin, author
University of Connecticut

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