Advances in technology are changing the lives of those who cannot hear and are creating an uncertain future for schools designed to serve only those students. Cochlear implant devices allow children who cannot hear to attend inclusion schools rather than schools in which they are segregated. "We live in a hearing world, a hearing society, and I was just happy because I could have much more ease in terms of communicating with people," said Shehzaad Zaman, who began using cochlear technology as a high-school student and is now a physician in California.

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