The Evolving Debate over Cochlear Implants

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Cochlear implants have divided the deaf community for years. Many see the technology, which offers some degree of hearing, as a threat to deaf culture. Now that debate is shifting. Neal Conan and guests discuss the benefits and drawbacks of cochlear implants.

Guests:

Josh Aronson, filmmaker and director of two documentaries, Sound and Fury and Sound and Fury: Six Years Later

Peter Artinian, featured in the documentary Sound and Fury; deaf father of Heather Artinian

Heather Artinian, featured in the documentary Sound and Fury; received cochlear implant at age 9

Michael Chorost, author of Rebuilt: My Journey Back To The Hearing World, a scientific memoir of going deaf and regaining hearing with a cochlear implant

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