Response or Comment
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
deaf children, cochlear implants, ethics, disabilities
Because I reject the notion that physical characteristics constitute cultural membership, I argue that, even if the claim were persuasive that deafness is a culture rather than a disability, there is no reason to fault hearing parents who choose cochlear implants for their deaf children.
Dena S. Davis, Cochlear Implants and the Claims of Culture: A Response to Lane and Grodin, 7 Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 253 (1997)