Made to Hear recounts Dr Laura Mauldin's fieldwork in which she observed children with cochlear implants (CIs) and their parents in various settings, including a CI clinic, support groups, and homes. Lengthy interviews were conducted as well. The resulting qualitative data are the basis for this book, which aims to examine “the consequences of CI technology for professionals and parents of deaf children.”

Dr Mauldin is a talented writer who offers keen insight in several areas where practitioners can improve, including avoiding the overuse of professional lingo, not making families feel as though they should hide sign-language use, and promoting symbiosis among professionals. As a professor in a listening spoken language (LSL) program who began in a comprehensive program, I value all communication approaches with respect to what best serves the individual and...

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