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The Resource Sounds from silence : Graeme Clark and the bionic ear story, Professor Graeme Clark

Sounds from silence : Graeme Clark and the bionic ear story, Professor Graeme Clark

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Sounds from silence : Graeme Clark and the bionic ear story
Title
Sounds from silence
Title remainder
Graeme Clark and the bionic ear story
Statement of responsibility
Professor Graeme Clark
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In those early weeks post op, he had been aware of sound but not of speech. We were sitting in the sofa having a lesson, practising "a" when suddenly it came out loud and clear. Then, hardly daring, I said "i". He followed very softly. I went on: "e", "o", "u", and each time Teddy followed. I felt awed, so filled with emotion I couldn't speak. Teddy was shining, as if a light had been switched on. Then, very slowly, he leaned over and kissed me very gently on the mouth. That kiss belongs to you.' A letter from a grateful grandmother after Graeme Clark restored her grandson's hearing. Sounds From Silence is the very personal story of how Professor Graeme Clark developed the Bionic Ear, how he conceived and directed research and how Cochlear took it up to give so many people, both young and old, the chance to hear. It movingly tells of how the profoundly deaf and their families cope with the silence of deafness, and of their joy in being given the gift of hearing. However, Graeme Clark also reveals the often seemingly insurmountable barriers put in his way: the mistrust of sections of the deaf community, the scepticism of many of his professional colleagues and the constant frustration in trying to find funding for his research. This is a powerful and moving story of one man's professional and personal journey to give sounds from silence
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Graeme
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clark, Graeme
  • Deafness
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Cochlear implants
  • Deafness
Target audience
general
Label
Sounds from silence : Graeme Clark and the bionic ear story, Professor Graeme Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Set in 16point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Originally published by Allen & Unwin, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059877339
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
vi, 437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525238574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
Label
Sounds from silence : Graeme Clark and the bionic ear story, Professor Graeme Clark
Publication
Note
  • Set in 16point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Originally published by Allen & Unwin, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059877339
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
vi, 437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525238574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs

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