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08-14-2012, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 99 Problems View Post
I used to skate at pickup sessions with a beer league team in the summer and there was a deaf guy. He wasn't very good, he played for a beginner level beer league team in the UK.

Someone said he apparently could have an operation to make him not deaf anymore, but it would mean he's not allowed to play hockey again, but I'm not sure about the accuracy of that.
Yeah, that would be the cochlear implant, an invasive operation putting a microphone inside your ear, and putting magnets under your skin. Im sure it works very well for those who have successfully adapted to the technology, but I will always believe Language is more important than hearing sounds, more specifically, ASL, american sign language, a visual language.

Either way, I hope to find some deaf hockey players on HF, even if by a long shot.

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