Controversial

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  1. Oralistic argument: There is the need to be able to communicate with the larger world around the deaf person. Therefore, deaf children must learn to speak and lipread the language of the larger world.
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Introduction

The biggest difficulty, which most deaf people face in life, is socializing with hearing people. Nevertheless, several deaf people socialize with hearing people. Some of them even marry hearing people.

Deaf-hearing marriages have their own special challenges.

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Testimonial 1 Report by Cathy Brandt from 9 Dec 1993: Questions which Cathy tries to answer in the following report:
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The following article was contributed by Mark 'Deffman' Drolsbaugh at 9 Jan 1995.
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Introduction There are two separate issues:
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(The article below was contributed by rlboyd-at-gallua.gallaudet.edu at 10 Jan 1994.) Here is a long article about the cochlear implants protest in France. I find it hard not to share it with you. It is a very interesting and inspiring story.
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Additional information can be found in the following cochlear implant related links:
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The information in this document was contributed by Mark J. Dessert at November 1995. A parent once said: It is offensive to parents such as myself to be characterized as people who choose cochlear implants as one would decide on a breast implant.
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