What Is The Controversy About Cochlear Implants?
This report was written by a twelve year-old girl who wears hearing aids herself, and whose brother is my patient and received a cochlear implant in 1998. She wrote this report as a school project and won a prize. No wonder; the report is clearly and accurately written and represents a mature view on the subject. She gave me a copy of the report, and after reading it, I asked her if I could put it up on my website. She, of course, has graciously consented. What you will read below is entirely in her words, i.e., I have not added or changed anything in the report except for some minor formatting. Enjoy the read.
– Dr. Bhansali
Evansdale Elementary School
Teacher: Ms. Burnham
Methodology: This is my timeline on how I worked on my Social-Science Fair project.
September 7th September 12th I chose a topic I wanted to research on.
September 13th I turned in my topic.
September 13th I started researching for my topic.
October 1st My title page and purpose page was due.
October 4th October 10th I wrote my Rough Draft.
October 11th My Rough Draft was due.
October 16th 24th I had interviews with people for my Project.
October 11th October 26th I had a Conference with Ms. Burnham about my project.
November 12th I turned in my Final Draft.
November 26th December 7th I worked on my backboard.
December 10th I turned in my finished project.
- I created a research outline to find out the pros and cons of the cochlear Implant.
- Risks involved with surgery and recovery
- Likelihood of success in improved hearing
- How the implant changes your lifestyle
- Brochures from manufactures of the implant
- Internet research
- Interviews with experts
- Who needs an implant?
- Include hearing charts and diagrams
- Include photos and personal story
- Include major sections of report