Centres that work with cochlear implants listen to views of deaf community

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.113b (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:113
  1. John Graham,
  2. Richard Ramsden
  1. Consultant otolaryngologist Ferens Institute, University College London Hospitals, London W1P 5FD
  2. Professor of otolaryngology Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9WL

    EDITOR,—Rupert Gauntlett points out that a congenitally deaf child given a cochlear implant may not develop normal speech and so may not thrive in a mainstream school.1 He also emphasises the importance of sign language and “the vibrant culture of deaf people” in allowing congenitally deaf children to acquire language and mentions the opposition of some congenitally deaf adults to implantation for children. Our …

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