Turn a Deaf Ear By Janet Fiore Honger & Linda Fiore Sanders

Turn a Deaf Ear Book reviewMy daughter was born deaf and wears two cochlear implants.  While the cochlear implants have changed her life, she is still considered deaf and relies on sign language when her batteries or if there is something wrong with her implants.  It wasn’t unheard of my daughter going without an implant for several weeks when she only had one implant.  We decided to get her a second cochlear implant before she got any older and give her the gift of hearing in both her ears.  Not only does the second implant add redundancy but it will help her be able to hear directional sounds easier.  As my daughter gets older and turns into a young woman, I have always wondered how dating would be for her.  Last year she started dating an young man, who has taken the time and interest to learn sign language so that he could communicate with her when she had trouble hearing.   When I was presented with the opportunity to review the book “Turn a Deaf Ear”, I immediately wanted to read it.

This is a great book that helps people understand a bit more about the deaf culture.  The other did a great job at explaining how many people think that people who are deaf aren't deaf and dumb like the stigma that often gets placed on them.  As a mom, I never realized how my daughter's hearing might affect her future.  So far she hasn't had any difficulties but I am sure as she branches out into college and gets a job in the real world things will be similar to John's story in the book.  This book really hit home and I am glad I had the opportunity to read it.  If you are interested in learning a bit about the deaf culture and sign language, I highly recommend that you check out my full review: Turn a Deaf Ear By Janet Fiore Honger & Linda Fiore Sanders at ....

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Comment by Christy Garrett on January 8, 2014 at 2:27pm

I hope that you enjoy the book Marcia, there is a link to buy the book on Amazon on my blog.  It isn't available on e-book yet.  

Comment by Marcia Fowler on January 2, 2014 at 7:29pm

I put this title on my future reading list. Thank you.

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