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No children will likely be denied access to sounds in WI

April 24th, 2009 by | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

When I was in 5th grade and learning about how to write a bill in class, I wrote a mock bill requiring all medical insurance companies to cover cochlear implants as I felt that every person deserves access to sounds, if the parents of deaf children and adults who are deaf choose to have it.  No one should be denied access to sounds, which include the sounds of laughter, ocean waves, music, movies, and even the sounds of the language.

I was trilled to hear the news this morning that the bill to mandate all medical insurance companies to cover cochlear implants was recently passed in both the Senate and the Assembly in Wisconsin, and now the governor has to decide if it should become a law or not.  Whether the governor signs it or not, it’s still great news as it shows that there is a greater awareness about cochlear implants and the benefits of them as the people who agreed to pass the bill clearly understood the benefits of cochlear implants.

As long as deaf children who obtain cochlear implants receive appropriate rehabilitation, which includes Auditory-Verbal therapy or Auditory/Oral therapy, they can learn to hear and to speak and develop language that is on the same level or above their hearing peers.

2 Comments

April 25, 2009 at 8:47 am

Wisconsin Governor Doyle is expected to sign that bill. :)

May 21, 2009 at 12:19 am

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