A choice most of us will never make
August 7, 2018 7:57 PM Subscribe
The Choice of Whether to Hear We interviewed 14 of Dr. Madell’s former [Cochlear Implant] patients, those young enough to be born after cochlear implantation was viable yet old enough to have insight into the experience. They had navigated the frontiers of deafness, disability and the human experience. They spoke to us about identity, sexual intimacy and coming of age somewhere between sound and silence. And they talked about the sometimes wrenching decision of whether to hear or not. That’s a choice most of us will never make.