If A Tree Falls: A Family’s Quest to Hear and Be Heard

If A Tree Falls: A Family’s Quest to Hear and Be Heard2017-05-20T17:52:52+00:00

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When her daughters are born deaf, Rosner is stunned. Then she discovers a hidden history of deafness in her family, going back generations to the Jewish enclaves of Eastern Europe. Traveling back in time, she imagines her silent relatives who show surprising creativity in dealing with a world that preferred to ignore them.

Rosner shares her journey into the modern world of deafness and the controversial decisions she and her husband have made about hearing aids, cochlear implants and sign language. An imaginative odyssey, punctuated by memories of being unheard, Rosner’s story of her daughters’ deafness is at heart a story of whether she—a mother with perfect hearing—will hear her children.

Author: Jennifer Rosner

Publisher: The Feminist Press

Year: 2010

 

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