Scriptwriter, filmmaker and journalist, Charlie Swinbourne writes in the Guardian’s Comment Is Free yesterday about cochlear implants. Charlie claims that some deaf adults, including deaf actress Emily Howlett, have been put under pressure to receive an implant even if doctors admit the there is apparently no benefit. The article doesn’t discuss the merits of cochlear implants for children.
The article also talks about the poor level of deaf awareness among audiologists..something many people will relate to. Well worth a read, if you haven’t already.
The article has sparked debate with over 200 comments so far with a frank exchange of viewpoints.