Nickki Buck hears her first words in 10 years after having cochlear implants installed.
It is shocking, and silly, to me that many in the deaf “community” oppose this. Being deaf may not be a disability from many parts of life, but it still sucks. To not hear music? Or my kids singing, or birds chirping – when I could again? Not partaking of all of natures bounty, when you can, just seems silly.
I visited MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers working on these 15 years ago, and I’m glad their research has come far enough to help the typical deaf person.
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