People with partial hearing need to seek hearing potentialBMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7377.1423/a (Published 14 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1423
- Richard A Preiss, research fellow ([email protected])
- Tayside University Hospital NHS Trust, Dundee DD1 9SY
EDITOR—The two deaf mental healthcare professionals who successfully procreated a deaf child by using a deaf sperm donor are reported to have said that a hearing child would be a blessing and a deaf child would be a special blessing.1 Apparently, Mother Nature (or God, if you will) saw fit to provide them with a son with partial or residual hearing. This outcome was predictable (if not poetic) and adds a further dimension to the ethical dilemma.
I believe that …
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