Cochlear implants I believe should be a choice made by the person who is deaf or if they’re too young by their parents. There should be no hard feelings if some people decide to advance their own hearing by getting this “high-tech” device. The deaf culture is very important to most of the deaf people. I believe even if the deaf people get the cochlear implant the deaf culture shouldn’t push them away for making their life changing decision. In Kathryn Woodcocks article she says, to be accepted in deaf culture you must accept your deafness plus sign language and if you try to hear using any devices its not accepted into the deaf community.
This book shown a spotlight on the differences between the hearing and the deaf, the struggles of being deaf and living in poverty, and the debate on what is most beneficial for deaf students- learning ASL and embracing being deaf, or learning to be oral (speaking) and working towards being more hearing. There has always been a huge controversy over the cochlear implant as it is a surgery usually done when the child is young, and contrary to what most believe, it does NOT make a deaf person hear, it just changes the ears ability to sense vibrations or sound. There is also a good point that is brought up about how the deaf do not see themselves as having a disability, but as part of a minority culture because they have their own language, their own schools, social structure, and traditions. Perhaps someday they will be recognized as a separate culture, but it will take changing our ideas on what it means to be disabled. I found that even with having some deaf friends and knowing a little about the deaf community, this story related to what I have learned in this class by bringing to light different cultural aspects such as being Russian, Jewish, and African American as well as being deaf and how that adds to the struggle of dealing with different stereotypes.
Ever since I took classes where I learned about various countries and their cultures, it has always been my dream to be bilingual. In so many places around the world, children begin to learn English at a very young age. This has always been very important because the United States is a very powerful independent country, unlike many of the smaller countries with failing economies. This brings me to one of Gonzales’s main points, that immigrants don’t want to come to the United States, but have to for a better life. Many people think immigrants are willingly “taking over” the United States, but I agree with Gonzalez.
This was wonderful to see. I have loved learning sign language this semester. Through Deaf Eyes was a great movie to experience at the beginning of this course. It helped me to see the background of this culture and how far it has come. It was also interesting to see how even within itself the deaf community has different views on learning sign and learning to speak.
At home among strangers. Washington). Although the hearing community was against the thought that is was, in fact, a language. What makes it difficult for the hearing community to begin thinking of signing as a language, because it is not spoken and is difficult to put in written form because it is a complex visual language? The primary depth of Deaf culture is based on the language which give us other aspects of culture.
If at any point they failed, they would see this as a big mistake and give up and have a lack of motivation. It can also be argued that working class children do not get the support of their parents, this is because many of the parents believe that they survived without an education, so believe that there children can do the same. Working class families can also lack in support in terms of if the child fails a particular exam, they would not give them positive feed back on how they could improve they would improve. Whereas, it can be argued that higher class families have more motivation and the parents also give the support to the children that is needed. This would have a positive influence on the child’s education as it would give them hope and not give them an opportunity of giving up.
To be an audist, the ability to hear is not the main factor because many deaf people can be audists as well. They repress each other and may not even realize that. Audists continue to judge a deaf person’s intelligence and success due to their ability of language. The ability or inability to hear does not have anything to do with superiority among humans. The main point in life where the deaf community encounters discrimination is during an interview or applying for a job.
Doctors thought in order to “cure” someone from being deaf that they should go to an oral school. It was very sad to see how ones family would not want to learn to be able to communicate with their child. I don’t believe that using your hands to communicate makes you any less of a person; I think people just don’t understand those who are different. Punishment. In some cultures the deaf are seen to have a bad past from the past life.
It is at school where Deaf children meet others like themselves for the first time and learn to sign from peers and Sign Language becomes their first language. The Deaf child acquires the culture of the Deaf community which entails common beliefs, attitudes, customs, behaviors, social habits, values and technology. Socialization in the Deaf community Because of the bonding among Deaf people which starts in schools of the Deaf, Deaf adults gather in certain places and engage in social events involving Deaf people and hearing friends who have a certain degree of fluency in Nigerian Sign Language. If the hearing people have an appropriate attitude towards the Deaf community. This means they can enter into the Deaf community.
If the youth see how people are against them, then the youth will fail to see the point of trying their best, or they will think it is pointless to try to succeed. It is almost like nothing is going to change the way the rest of the today’s society portrays them. This would only lead to more problems concerning society and the youth. In one way, it would cause more negative assumptions to be made than positives. Adults are thought of having high expectations for their children and the negative assumptions would have a huge impact on the outcome for the kids.