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Sound: A Memoir of Hearing Lost and Found

Sound: A Memoir of Hearing Lost and Found (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Bathurst, Bella

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Bathurst is a restless, curious writer... After reading this book, I found myself listening in a richer and more interested way. -- Guardian A profound, beautifully written exploration of sound by a young woman who lost her hearing, then regained it. In this surprising and moving... book, award-winning writer Bella Bathurst shares the extraordinary true story of how she lost her hearing and eventually regained it and what she learned from her twelve years of deafness. Diving into a wide-ranging exploration of silence and noise, she interviews psychologists, ear surgeons, and professors to uncover fascinating insights about the science of sound. But she also speaks with ordinary people who are deaf or have lost their hearing, including musicians, war veterans, and factory workers, to offer a perceptive, thought-provoking look at what sound means to us. If sight gives us the world, then hearing--or our ability to listen--gives us our connections with other people. But, as this smart, funny, and profoundly honest examination reveals, our relationship with sound is both more personal and far more complex than we might expect.
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ISBN 9781771643832
Released NZ 2 Oct 2018
Publisher Greystone Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781771643832
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Greystone Books
Imprint Greystone Books
Released 2 Oct 2018
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bathurst, Bella
Category Biography & Autobiography
Sound, Vibration & Waves (Acoustics)
Coping With Disability
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code B
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Hearing, Sound, Deafness, Deafness - Social aspects, Bathurst, Bella - Health
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade