Cochlear implant? No thanks

AUTHENTICITY // HUMAN ENHANCEMENT

Technological progress doesn’t always equal cultural and social progress. The hearing world assumes that a cochlear implant will always result in a happier life. The fact that there is an entire deaf culture that enriches our homogenizing everyone-the-same society, is completely forgotten. This great Dutch documentary is about a guy who doesn’t prefer a cochlear implant and worries that this so-called human enhancement technology might be the end of a rich deaf culture. The assumption that deaf children are always unhappy or isolated and need to be ”fixed” says something about our own simplistic assumptions.