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The Resource Sound : stories of hearing lost and found, Bella Bathurst

Sound : stories of hearing lost and found, Bella Bathurst

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Sound : stories of hearing lost and found
Title
Sound
Title remainder
stories of hearing lost and found
Statement of responsibility
Bella Bathurst
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1997, Bella Bathurst began to go deaf. Within a few months, she had lost half her hearing, and the rest was slipping away. She wasn't just missing punchlines, she was missing most of the conversation - and all of the jokes. 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. If sight gives us the world, then hearing - or our ability to listen - gives us each other. But, as this engaging and intelligent examination reveals, our relationship with sound is both personal and far, far more complex than we might expect
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Biography type
individual biography
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10734828
Cataloging source
NLE
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Bathurst, Bella
Dewey number
305.9082
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bathurst, Bella
  • Women authors
  • Deafness
  • Deafness
  • Sound
  • Hearing
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of hearing lost and found
Label
Sound : stories of hearing lost and found, Bella Bathurst
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060012065
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781781257753
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)985597512
Label
Sound : stories of hearing lost and found, Bella Bathurst
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060012065
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781781257753
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)985597512

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