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The Resource I can hear you whisper : an intimate journey through the science of sound and language, Lydia Denworth

I can hear you whisper : an intimate journey through the science of sound and language, Lydia Denworth

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I can hear you whisper : an intimate journey through the science of sound and language
Title
I can hear you whisper
Title remainder
an intimate journey through the science of sound and language
Statement of responsibility
Lydia Denworth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An investigation into the science of hearing, child language acquisition, neuroplasticity, brain development, and Deaf culture spurred by Lydia Denworth's discovery that her son couldn't hear her lullabies and the family's life-altering decision to give him a cochlear implant. Lydia Denworth's third son, Alex, was almost two when he was diagnosed with profound and progressive hearing loss. As both a science writer and the mother of young children, Denworth was steeped in messages about the importance of enrichment to the developing brain. She became determined to do whatever it took to allow Alex to hear and acquire spoken language, a quest that ultimately led to a controversial piece of emergent "superhero technology": the cochlear implant. In this engrossing journey to the frontiers of science, readers will learn why sound is so important to the developing brain, what new possibilities come from the latest research, and what exactly is going on when you focus your hearing at a cocktail party. Denworth goes beyond her personal experience with her son, interviewing the world's leading experts on child language development and hearing technology, leaders in the deaf community, and neuroscientists. I Can Hear You Whisper weaves together Alex's story with the tales of two scientific revolutions: the centuries-long quest to develop the cochlear implant and science's changing understanding of the brain's remarkable plasticity-all told against the sometimes-incendiary backdrop of identity politics and medical ethics."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1966-
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Denworth, Lydia
Dewey number
617.8/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RF305
LC item number
.D46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WV 274
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  • Denworth, Lydia
  • Denworth, Alex
  • Cochlear implants
  • Deaf children
  • Language acquisition
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SCIENCE
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Label
I can hear you whisper : an intimate journey through the science of sound and language, Lydia Denworth
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/Booksellers_and_Media/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9780525953791.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-368) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quiet. The cow and the red balloon ; A new world ; How loud is a whisper? ; A stream of sound ; "Some means of instructing" ; "Marvelous mechanism" ; Word by word ; The hub ; Pride ; Language in the brain ; What if the blind could see? ; Critical bandwidths ; Surgery -- Sound. Flipping the switch ; A perfect storm ; A cascade of responses ; Success! ; The search for evidence ; A parts list of the mind ; A road map of plasticity ; "I can't talk!" ; The reading brain ; Deaf like me ; The cocktail party problem ; Beethoven's nightmare ; Walk beside me ; Frog in Hong Kong
Control code
ocn852221794
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 390 pages
Isbn
9780525953791
Lccn
2013032769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024210872
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525953791
  • (OCoLC)852221794
Label
I can hear you whisper : an intimate journey through the science of sound and language, Lydia Denworth
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/Booksellers_and_Media/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9780525953791.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quiet. The cow and the red balloon ; A new world ; How loud is a whisper? ; A stream of sound ; "Some means of instructing" ; "Marvelous mechanism" ; Word by word ; The hub ; Pride ; Language in the brain ; What if the blind could see? ; Critical bandwidths ; Surgery -- Sound. Flipping the switch ; A perfect storm ; A cascade of responses ; Success! ; The search for evidence ; A parts list of the mind ; A road map of plasticity ; "I can't talk!" ; The reading brain ; Deaf like me ; The cocktail party problem ; Beethoven's nightmare ; Walk beside me ; Frog in Hong Kong
Control code
ocn852221794
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 390 pages
Isbn
9780525953791
Lccn
2013032769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024210872
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525953791
  • (OCoLC)852221794

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