Wired For Sound: A Journey Into Hearing

Paperback | September 15, 1998

byBeverly Biderman

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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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A moving tale of a journey through deafness into hearing, Wired for Sound describes the evolution of the first-ever effective artificial sensory organ. Essential for both its explanation of deafness and of the strangeness of hearing with a cochlear implant, it provides the opinions of deaf people both for and against the devices. Its detailed appendix includes listings of dozens of international r...

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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 trans...

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 rece...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.66 inPublished:September 15, 1998Publisher:Trifolium BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1895579325

ISBN - 13:9781895579321

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an old edition-- newer edition available Please see the 2016 edition of Wired for Sound: A Journey into Hearing Revised and Updated with a New Postscript. Thanks -- Bev Biderman, authour
Date published: 2016-03-31

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Prologue

Chapter One: Turn On
Chapter Two: Learning to Hear
Chapter Three: Growing into Deafness
Chapter Four: Deafness in the Family
Chapter Five: Becoming Wired for Sound
Chapter Six: A Lightning Rod for the Deaf Culture
Chapter Seven: Into the Future

Epilogue
Endnotes
Resources
Recommended Reading
Index