Cochlear implants : from a nurse's perspective
Over the past several decades, there has been an ethical debate about the use of cochlear implants. The debate stems from a desire to preserve deaf culture while giving deaf individuals a chance to hear if that is what they desire. This thesis describes the function of cochlear implants as well as presents both sides of the debate. In addition, it addresses how a health care provider can aid an individual in making a decision about a cochlear implant.