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What is it like to live in a world without sound? If you were born deaf, would you want to have surgery to enhance your ability to hear? To find out, we talked with eight deaf people from around the New York metropolitan area who told us about their experiences living in a hearing world. We also spoke with the hearing mother of one deaf child who explained her family's decision to opt for cochlear implant surgery. Our interviewees present diverse opinions: some have cochlear implants and love them, while others do not have or want them. In this feature, you can read a bit about each person and their ideas, and then watch a short video clip from the interview.

Bobbie Jo Duffy
Bobbie Jo
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Darby Leigh
Darby
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Alison
Alison
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Rita Deitz
Rita
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Juan Guzman
Juan
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Ken Levinson
Ken
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Steph Sforza
Steph
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Jon
Jon
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Sandee
Sandee
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