The Evolving Debate over Cochlear Implants 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.

The Evolving Debate over Cochlear Implants

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