If you give cochlear implants to babies they can learn to speak normally. If you wait till there older they lose some brain plasticity and they do not learn spoken language as well.
Some deaf people argue with the use of such implants, "The idea of operating on a healthy baby makes us all recoil," says
You could put limiters on the implants so they never got better then standard hearing but that would be a Harrison Bergeron world of handicapping everyone who is better then average
The idea of bionic super babies might seem a bit sci-fi but golfers now go for laser eye surgery to improve there vision beyond average ability. “Woods, who had lost 16 straight tournaments before his (eye) surgery, ended up with 20/15 vision and won seven of his next 10 events.” Would it be immoral to laser eye surgery your normal visioned baby? But cutting off his foreskin is fine?
Would it be immoral to laser eye surgery your normal visioned baby? But cutting off his foreskin is fine?