Deaf culture, the science of hearing and raising a child with hearing loss

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Guest: Lydia Denworth

When science writer LYDIA DENWORTH‘s son was diagnosed with profound hearing loss she dove head-first into learning everything she could about deaf culture and hearing and sound — how the brain makes it work and it’s role in the development of language and literacy. Her new book I Can Hear You Whisper is part science, part sociological and part parenting memoir as she takes us to the cutting edge of what we now know about the relationship between the brain and sound and shares her experiences raising a son who is deaf. Denworth joins us in the studio today on Radio Times.

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