Sound

Large Print
(288 Pages)
Product Number: LP4160
Released: Oct 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510080812
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

In 1997, Bella Bathurst began to go deaf. Within a few months, she had lost half her hearing, and the rest was slipping away. For the next twelve years deafness shaped her life, until, in 2009, everything changed again. Sound draws on this extraordinary experience, exploring what it is like to lose your hearing and, as Bella eventually did, to get it back, and what that teaches you about listening and silence, music and noise. She investigates the science behind deafness, hearing loss among musicians, soldiers and factory workers, sign language, and what the deaf know about these subjects that the hearing don't.

Author(s): Bella Bathurst
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2017

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Professional reviews

"An astonishing personal journey from hearing to deafness and back again helps Bella Bathurst explore what sound and listening. “A book to remind us to treasure the gift of sound.” THE TIMES “Fascinating [...] Bathurst is a restless, curious writer, and she interweaves the story of her own experiences with imaginative research around hearing and sound ... After reading this book, I found myself listening in a richer and more interested way…” THE GUARDIAN"

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