Terralthra wrote:"It is as simple as "Can you hear this range, y/n?" "
No, it is not. Please do not assert falsehoods.
Really? Because last I checked, we can measure what ranges someone can hear, and either they can hear in that range, or they cannot. But go on, keep claiming that it's exactly comparable to Autism. Go right the fuck ahead.
Do you ever get tired of talking out of your ass? Have you ever
done any research into what being Deaf involves, and what kind of work is done to even begin to function in a hearing world? I mean, I ask this rhetorically, because it is fairly obvious you haven't. Until and unless you stop basically trying to bullshit your way through this conversation, I'm done responding to you.
P.S. I'm both a trained interpreter and I've worked as a student aide at the Pacific Autism Center for Education
, so please stop calling me ignorant when you're the one who can't seem to get through a simple message without retarded and misinformed polemics.
And yet that assertion doesn't make your logic any less faulty. You can choose to stop spewing bullshit into this thread whenever you want, by all means, STOP responding. In the modern world, a deaf person can easily get by compared to an Autistic person, and the reasons as for why are far more complex than you seem to understand. But hey, an elective implant and years of drugs that addle the mind are totally comparable, right?
Wow, you really are completely ignorant. Ever read about the things Deaf people have had done to them? Deaf children were considered retarded. Using gestures or manual signs was punished, corporeally or otherwise. Repeat offenders had their hands tied together behind their back. Deaf adults were frequently sterilized so that they wouldn't pass their "defect" on.
And how is that fucking relevant here? We are talking about the differences between a fucking cochlear implant and throwing drugs at a problem, not how people treated deaf people in the fucking dark ages of medicine. So what, because people were treated like shit, then anything that resulted in that treatment must be exactly the same? Well guess what? By that measure, left-handed people are just like deaf people and autistics! They were beaten, their left hands restrained, forcibly "taught" how to write right-handed, and this isn't even in the far past. People as young as 50 now have had this shit done to them.
But hey, I guess that's a "problem" that needs a "solution" too in your book, right? Maybe we should fucking throw pills at southpaws and make them conform as well.
But none of that matters, because Deafness is such a simple and easy to treat condition.
P.S. Cochlear implants are almost never given to adults, because by the time they reach the age of majority, their hearing centers have atrophied enough, and their brains are no longer plastic enough, that the cochlear implant would do no good at all. Current audiology doctrine states that an implant must be put in by age 12 to be at all effective, and for best prognosis, it should be put in by 18 months. So yes, this is frequently done by parents to their children. Oh, look, another falsehood you asserted baselessly. Additionally, cochlear implants only work for a small percentage of Deaf people, those with physical defects to the outer or middle ear. Those whose deafness is caused by problems in the inner ear, the aural nerves, or the hearing center in the brain are shit out of luck. So again, until you stop talking out of your ass, I'm done talking to you.
Deafness is UNDERSTOOD, you fucking troglodyte. We have a SOLUTION, at least for some cases. This solution, meanwhile, is not necessary
for the child to grow up and have a happy life. Autism treatments commonly are treated as such, for any point along the spectrum, and like it or not, growing up drugged to your eyeballs has consequences. But hey, you don't need to think about that. You're an "expert" in the field, because you maybe spent a few months working with kids with autism. Guess what? I've worked as a one on one aide with kids in elementary and middle school with Autism spectrum disorders, among other things. Whoops, looks like your expertise is matched by mine, so why don't we stick to the points at hand, which is that you're a fucking idiot for wanting to compare Autism and Deafness, given how little they have in common.
Fucking hell, you're so strapped for legitimate points, you fell back to "anyone with disabilities of any sort were treated like crap at some point" as a link between the two.
At least Broomstick is acknowledging that the two are vastly different at their core, maybe you should take a lesson from her.