Book Talk: Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children, with Laura Mauldin
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 11/01/2016
Uploaded: 12/16/2016
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Tags: Cochlear implants, deaf awareness, Deaf Education

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Description/Abstract: Book Talk: Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children, with Laura Mauldin, Tuesday, 11/15, 3:30-5pm


Do neuroscientific claims encourage compliance with medical technology? How do the systems (or services) in place shape parents' decisions and experiences? What are the consequence of long term use of cochlear implants?

Please join us for an insightful discussion with author Laura Mauldin of her recent book Made to Hear (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), which looks at the social consequences of the medicalization of deafness through the experiences of parents and professionals who work with cochlear implants. This book "sensitively and thoroughly considers the structure and culture of the systems we have built to make deaf children hear. Examining the consequences of cochlear implant technology for professionals and parents of deaf children, Laura Mauldin shows how certain neuroscientific claims about neuroplasticity, deafness, and language are deployed to encourage compliance with medical technology."
-- Book Description

Laura Mauldin is Assistant Professor in Human Development & Family Studies / Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Connecticut. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the City University of New York – Graduate Center, M.A. in Deaf studies from Gallaudet University, and B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin.

This event is co-sponsored by the The Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs. Joining us are classes taught by Ye Wang, Associate Professor of Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Teachers College, Columbia University and Maria Hartmann, Lecturer, Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Please rsvp with your interest and details no later than Monday, November 14th.

Reception to follow the book talk.

Where: 306 Russell