Many young hearing impaired people these days retain hearing aids, even though they use sign language as their main communication tool. One reason for this is a sense of comfort in hearing some sounds. We should not forget that all children have the right to hear the sounds around them as much as possible. People involved in communication with the hearing impaired normally consider using both hearing aids and residual hearing is for the impaired person to be able to hear speech clearly and to let them facilitate conversation. We should not overlook another important meaning of hearing sounds: people understand emotion and feeling from sounds even if they cannot make out spoken words clearly.
KeywordsHair Cell Hearing Impairment Sign Language Cochlear Implant Impaired People
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