Views of the Deaf Community on Cochlear Implants

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Views of the Deaf Community on Cochlear Implants
Introduction
Hearing loss affects about 30 million people in the United States. Causes of hearing loss include environmental causes such as viral infections such as meningitis and rubella, medications such as the aminoglycosides, salycilates, loop diuretics and some chemotherapy agents, exposure to noise, tumors such as acoustic neuroma, the aging process and genetics. According to Nance there are about 120 independent genes for the development of deafness. He attributes the high frequency to the improved social, educational and economic situation of the deaf since the sign language was introduced several centuries ago and with the high rates of intermarriages amongst the deaf community....
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