Song Without Words: Discovering My Deafness Halfway Through Life
Much has been written about the profoundly deaf, but the lives of the nearly 30 million partially deaf people in the United States today remain hidden. Song without Words tells the astonishing story of a man who, at the age of thirty-four, discovered that he had been deaf since childhood, yet somehow managed to navigate his way through Andover, Yale, and Columbia Law School, and to establish a prestigious international legal career.
Gerald Shea's witty and candid memoir of how he compensated for his deafness--through sheer determination and an amazing ability to translate the melody of vowels. His experience gives fascinating new insight into the nature and significance of language, the meaning of deafness, the fierce controversy between advocates of signing and of oral education, and the longing for full communication that unites us all.
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SONG WITHOUT WORDS: Discovering My Deafness Halfway Through LifeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The moving, poignant account of how a brilliant lawyer came to terms with the midlife discovery of his own partial deafness.Attorney Shea heard sounds through an "invisible curtain" that gradually ... Read full review
LANGUAGE IN AIR LANGUAGE
THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE
GLASS STEEL AND BABEL
ALLNIGHTERS AND ULCERS
FRIENDS AND FOES
PARIS IN LYRICALS
SHEAS NOT GETTING IT
LILACS AND MINARETS
PRAGUE BUDAPEST AND THE LIMITS OF TECHNOLOGY
LIFE AS A LYRICAL?
A SECOND PEACE
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