Review: I Can Hear You Whisper

“I had never met a young person who was deaf or hard of hearing. At least so far as I knew.” p. 14

I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language by Lydia Denworth.
Dutton, Penguin Group, Random House, 2014.
Adult nonfiction/memoir, 390 pages including index.

This is the story of one mother who discovered that her third son was deaf.  Since she is a science journalist, this combines her family’s personal journal with research and interviews that she dove into in an attempt to better understand her son’s world.

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I did purchase this book but at a steep discount since it had been remaindered.  While most of my Deaf culture/ASL reading has been from an #ownvoice or sympathetic viewpoint, I was curious as to how hearing people with no exposure to deafness or Deaf Culture react.

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