1. In the USA, the market for cochlear implantation did not expand as expected immediately after the FDA approved the devise in 1983, even though the medical community and corporations had sponsored the device. Why? Compare and contrast the different views different groups had regarding the implant in your response—i.e., the medical establishment, the deaf community and its segments. What development led eventually to the ultimate expansion of the market for this devise? Why?
2. According to Blume, what factors encouraged the successful globalization of cochlear implementation? What factors in some cases enabled the Deaf community to resist or modify the designs for pediatric implementation? Refer to the experiences of specific countries in your essay. Hint: Sweden should be one of them.