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How Indiana Took Sides In A Debate Over Deaf Schools

Grant Phillips, who is deaf, has had a cochlear implant since he was 16 months old. The device allows him to hear normally, but the implant's use has been controversial within the deaf community.

Reported by Gretchen Frazee Members of the deaf community have long debated whether deaf students should use medical hearing devices and be mainstreamed into the hearing culture, or whether they should be enrolled in schools that provide a more specialized education and promote the use of sign language. In Indiana, that debate has come to […]

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