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Department of Anthropology Colloquia

"From Passing to Becoming: Cochlear Implants and Auditory Verbal Therapy in India" by Michele Friedner, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

Event Details

Monday, March 2, 2020
3:15 p.m.
This paper draws on research conducted on government programs in India providing children living below the poverty line with cochlear implants. Government administrators in India argue that cochlear implants “make children normal” and that they “can become normal” once they have undergone implantation and follow-up re/habilitation and training. Families in India as well state that they had been counseled that if they wanted their children to “listen and speak,” they should “go for cochlear impla