Wired for sound: a journey into hearing

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Trifolium, Sep 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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Beverly Biderman reached profound deafness as a teenager and lived in the world of near silence until 1993, when she was fitted with a controversial cochlear implant, the first effective artificial sensory organ ever developed. In Wired for Sound, she has written a deeply moving and personal account of her life before and after the implant. This story is a tale of both physical and emotional transcendence with universal appeal and interest.Voices of deaf people talking about their deafness are included, as well as a balanced exploration of the explosive issues surrounding the Deaf culture's opposition to cochlear implants.Wired for Sound is essential reading for anyone needing to make an informed choice about cochlear implants and for parents of deaf children, as well as teachers, doctors, therapists, and audiologists. Exhaustively researched, the book includes a detailed appendix with a comprehensive listing of international resources on deafness and cochlear implants, plus an annotated Recommended Reading list.

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User Review  - Pam - Goodreads

Having always had problems with my ears related to allergies, I have always been interested in deafness. This is a wonderful personal story, but also a review of the controversy surrounding cochlear ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jackie - Goodreads

Two things I really liked about this book: the author's ability to describe her experience of deafness and sound through experiences and events--it's a difficult task to explain lack of hearing to ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter Two Learning to Hear
19
Chapter Three Growing into Deafness
41
Chapter Four Deafness in the Family
71
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About the author (1998)

Beverly Biderman has had a progressive hearing loss all her life. It became profound by the time she reached her early teens, and from that point on, she was completely unable to understand speech without lipreading. Beverly is active in Cochlear Implant Club International, and is the founding president of the Ontario Cochlear Implant Club. A frequent speaker on the subject of deafness and cochlear implants, she received a cochlear implant in 1993.

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