What's sad, though, is that a lot of persons (not everyone, of course) in the Deaf community are wholly against these implants, saying that they are an insult to Deaf culture. And essentially that their culture will be eliminated because of these implants. I guess I can see where they're coming from, and it could seem like those implants are just a way of saying, "See, you weren't good enough as you were, we had to fix you..." But still.... to have the opportunity to experience more of life and say no? I don't think I could do that... But hey, maybe that's not the case anymore. As tech has improved, they may be more accepted now.
Well the fuck did you hear this? :| I'm deaf, and deaf is not a "culture" it's a disability that everyone aside from those technophobic religious groups would LOVE to have fixed for them. Sure, some people feel they are coping just fine as they are and are accustomed to it and are a little afraid of change and the idea of having a relatively obvious piece of equipment stuck to the side of their head as am I, but it doesn't mean I don't wanna hear. :|