A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss by David G. Myers

By David G. Myers

How do humans do something about listening to loss? during this learn, David Myers, who has himself suffered sluggish listening to loss, explores the issues confronted by means of the not easy of listening to at domestic and at paintings and gives details at the new know-how and surgeries on hand.

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Last night’s 60 Minutes program featured a seven-year-old girl who completely lost her hearing in infancy (as did Henry Kisor) when she contracted meningitis. Thanks to a cochlear implant, her hearing has been partially restored, and, after training, her capacity to understand speech (even over the phone with no visual cues) is remarkable. Knowing the comparatively greater “plasticity” of children’s brains and the resultant capacity for learning, however, I will be surprised if deaf senior citizens derive similar benefits from today’s cochlear implants.

Objecting to the operation, deaf culture spokespersons associated with the National Association of the Deaf argued that deafness is not a disability. ” In an essay in Genetics of Hearing Impairment, Relationships 41 Gallaudet University president I. ” I told her that her question upset me. I told her that it was something I spent virtually no time at all thinking about, and I asked her if she would ask me the same question about a “white” pill if I were a black man. Then I asked if, as a woman, she would take a “man” pill.

1 Common Gestures Message Gesture Stop Come here Hand raised, palm facing outward Hand raised, palm inward, index finger waving Forefinger to lips Open palms of both hands motioning upward Rubbing together of thumb and first two fingers Tapping of watch, raised eyebrows Waggling of extended hands, showing both sides Hand around phantom glass to mouth Thumb up/down Quiet Stand up Money What time? Mediocre Like a drink? S. schools for the deaf reverted to oral methods for much of this century, the 1965 publication of William Stokoe’s Dictionary of American Sign Language helped educators see that asl is not a crude visual miming but a genuine and rich language for communicating and teaching.

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