DOES DEAFNESS REALLY NEED TO BE CURED?
Bridge is a sensory substitution device, transforming sound into vibration pattern ready to be understood through skin contact. For people with a severe hearing loss, Cochlear implant is the only way to reach the hearing world. Cochlear implants are expensive as they require an intrusive surgery of the skull, for both ears. Most members of Deaf culture oppose attempts to "cure" deafness and view the irreversible choice of having a Cochlear implant as a danger for the Deaf culture.
How about not having to choose which world to fit ? Bridge is a non intrusive solution to give a precise sense of sounds and speech, using the captured sound vibration. It is a reversible approach with a reduced cost and a limited impact on people lives. Bridge bring the freedom to users to reach or leave the hearing world anytime with no further consequences - Just as crossing a physical bridge back and forth.
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