Bionic Ears? Listening to the Future! - Gifted & Talented Programme
|Dates:||19 November 2009|
|Times:||12:30 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Outreach and enrichment activities|
|Who is it for:||Secondary schools|
The University of Manchester is committed to working with gifted and talented young people, helping to enrich their experience of learning by enabling them to take part in educational activities outside the classroom and to meet lecturers and students from Higher Education.
This event includes hands-on, practical activities as well as more reflective discussion work. Participants will explore an aspect of the controversial area of biomedical technology and consider some of the issues raised by the application of such technologies in practice. Some of the questions to be investigated include:
What is a cochlea implant? Who invented them and how do they work? What's it like to be hearing impaired? Should parents be able to decide whether or not their children receive implants? What if people could use implants to hear better than 'normal'? Would this be a valid use of doctors' time and expertise?
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