People with partial hearing need to seek hearing potential

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7377.1423/a (Published 14 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1423
  1. Richard A Preiss, research fellow (aapreiss@doctors.org.uk)
  1. 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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