Song Without Words

Song Without Words

Discovering My Deafness Halfway Through Life

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts :, Da Capo Press,, 2013, ©2013.
ISBN: 9780306821936
Branch Call Number: 362. 42092 SHE S
Characteristics: x, 308 pages

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giorsail
Jun 15, 2013

Shea is a great writer - I enjoyed reading this fascinating book.

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