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Right to Be Deaf Series
The Newborn Hearing Screening 11 inch by 14 inch oil on stretched canvas SOLD click on image.
Description about the painting:
The painting 'The Newborn Hearing Screening' is about new hearing parent, who is new to having a Deaf baby. This painting is from a Deaf perspective, on how they see issues that's been happening inside a hospital. The Early Hearing Detection Intervention leave out other options that would help and give new parents suggestions on what they feel is best for the Deaf baby. Hospitals and audiologists lack informations on American Sign Language/English that are very beneficial for Deaf children. The cochlear implant companies convince them to have parents bring Deaf babies to them. They are making HUGE profits. They get doctors to promote their cochlear implants to new hearing parents of Deaf babies. This is what is happening today. This is what the painting is about.
There are many issues shown in the painting:
-Mask of Benevolence are the doctors, professionals and specialists. See painting Mask of Benevolence.
See the video link about the painting from Right to Be Deaf Series, Painting no. 1, 'The Newborn Hearing Screening' narrated by Patti Durr, a professor on Deaf Studies/Deaf Cultural/Deaf Art at NTID/RIT.