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(WTKR)   Baby hears mom's voice for first time after getting cochlear implants packaged with lots of dust   ( wtkr.com) divider line
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1052 clicks; posted to Geek » on 12 Jul 2018 at 10:20 AM (3 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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3 days ago  
Things like this remind me I'm not completely dead inside.
 
3 days ago  
My cousin's kid was born deaf. Her new implants are Bluetooth capable, she can stream music from a phone right to her head.
I'm a little jealous.
 
Juc
3 days ago  

Catlenfell: My cousin's kid was born deaf. Her new implants are Bluetooth capable, she can stream music from a phone right to her head.
I'm a little jealous.


hack her ears and when she's being a jerk start streaming something soul crushing, like the macarena
 
3 days ago  
Awww. I needed that.

My family has a history of blindness on my mother's side. Both her and her sister were born with retinitus pigmentosa and only had around 20% vision around the periphery. I was really worried my kids would be born blind.
 
3 days ago  
Uh oh, deaf people aren't gonna like this.
 
3 days ago  
I wonder how they stop her from pulling on it.
 
3 days ago  

Nurglitch: I wonder how they stop her from pulling on it.


Baby cone of shame.
 
3 days ago  

LowbrowDeluxe: Nurglitch: I wonder how they stop her from pulling on it.

Baby cone of shame.


I really shouldn't laugh at this...

Really, I shouldn't.

Why am I laughing at this? I SHOULDN'T BE.
 
3 days ago  

LowbrowDeluxe: Nurglitch: I wonder how they stop her from pulling on it.

Baby cone of shame.


Oh gawd. That would be like giving them a bullhorn!
 
3 days ago  

2chris2: Uh oh, deaf people aren't gonna like this.


I'll never understand that line of thinking. Especially after watching the numerous videos of people all ages in life getting to hear for the first time.
 
3 days ago  

SiriusClown: 2chris2: Uh oh, deaf people aren't gonna like this.

I'll never understand that line of thinking. Especially after watching the numerous videos of people all ages in life getting to hear for the first time.


My guess is that it's an us and them cultural thing.  When someone gets implants, it's seen as a betrayal of cultural identifiers.  Just like the IBTC.
 
Juc
3 days ago  

SiriusClown: I'll never understand that line of thinking. Especially after watching the numerous videos of people all ages in life getting to hear for the first time.


I think it's due to how they don't want deafness to be seen as a deficiency to the point where any attempt to change from deaf to not-deaf is seen as sacrilege.
You'll probably see that in the future as cybernetics become a thing and people enhance their eyes or hearing from the standard model to something humans wouldn't naturally have. I kinda get a deus ex vibe from this all.
 
3 days ago  

SiriusClown: 2chris2: Uh oh, deaf people aren't gonna like this.

I'll never understand that line of thinking. Especially after watching the numerous videos of people all ages in life getting to hear for the first time.


To them, it's analogous to a black person lightening their skin ala Michael Jackson or Sammy Sosa.
 
3 days ago  

SiriusClown: 2chris2: Uh oh, deaf people aren't gonna like this.

I'll never understand that line of thinking. Especially after watching the numerous videos of people all ages in life getting to hear for the first time.


It's relative. If you've been deaf you're whole life and suddnely you hear noise, that's not hearing. You have to learn to hear and that's work and it's a challenge.

I got cochlear implants and it took a month to understand speech and then six months to get to where I'd say I could hear well with them. But I was a hearing person my whole life. It must be very different if you're experiencing something weird you never had.  I knew exactly what things should sound like.
 
3 days ago  
They referenced the original video there briefly but the full clip will melt your heart.
My baby hears me for the first time and is almost moved to tears!
Youtube -_Q5kO4YXFs
 
3 days ago  

Claude the Dog: SiriusClown: 2chris2: Uh oh, deaf people aren't gonna like this.

I'll never understand that line of thinking. Especially after watching the numerous videos of people all ages in life getting to hear for the first time.

My guess is that it's an us and them cultural thing.  When someone gets implants, it's seen as a betrayal of cultural identifiers.  Just like the IBTC.


I'd think it would be cooler to be part of the cyborg club than the 'missing one of the 5 human senses' club, but as I discovered recently I'd be wrong.

I still think it's pretty farking gross to argue a person shouldn't have a sense restored just because of your own tribalist cliquishness.
 
3 days ago  

Claude the Dog: My guess is that it's an us and them cultural thing.  When someone gets implants, it's seen as a betrayal of cultural identifiers.  Just like the IBTC.


I can see it from a Devil's advocate position. I just wish we could move past these tribal existences and understand and appreciate that we're all one race: human.

Juc: I think it's due to how they don't want deafness to be seen as a deficiency to the point where any attempt to change from deaf to not-deaf is seen as sacrilege.
You'll probably see that in the future as cybernetics become a thing and people enhance their eyes or hearing from the standard model to something humans wouldn't naturally have. I kinda get a deus ex vibe from this all.


Been seeing that a lot with articles and opinions on gene-editing. And while I don't fault people that want to turn a disadvantage into a badge of strength, I would point out that being unable to hear is tantamount to being easy prey for a predator. We did not evolve to not have our senses. I would never call someone inferior because of it but I would say they are at a bit of a disadvantage just like someone that cannot see or feel.

Also, bring on the cybernetics and enhancements. Let's get the superworld party started!

SuperChuck: To them, it's analogous to a black person lightening their skin ala Michael Jackson or Sammy Sosa.


Sadly, you're right. More of that tribal thinking that I know we won't escape for years.

edmo: It's relative. If you've been deaf you're whole life and suddnely you hear noise, that's not hearing. You have to learn to hear and that's work and it's a challenge.

I got cochlear implants and it took a month to understand speech and then six months to get to where I'd say I could hear well with them. But I was a hearing person my whole life. It must be very different if you're experiencing something weird you never had.  I knew exactly what things should sound like.


I cannot speak on the experience of not hearing, but I will speak to the reactions I have witnessed. I have seen the absolute jubilation of an adult and an infant hearing the voice of someone they have attached themselves to, and it melts me every time. I appreciate your take on this, because what I see are just flashes on youtube versus you describing the experience and the trials it comes with having lived in both worlds.

For those born without, what must their imagination be like when they see their parent or loved one talking to them, laughing or expressing joy, crying and expressing anguish and being unable to feel on that level? Then getting to hear that and gain that deep connection.
 
3 days ago  
One of my favorites:

8 Month Old Adorable Deaf Baby Hears For The First Time
Youtube IyRrqN3GMns
 
3 days ago  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: LowbrowDeluxe: Nurglitch: I wonder how they stop her from pulling on it.

Baby cone of shame.

I really shouldn't laugh at this...

Really, I shouldn't.

Why am I laughing at this? I SHOULDN'T BE.


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Laugh away....
 
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