Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

Author(s) : Oliver Sacks

Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf

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  • Publisher : Picador
  • Published : 1991
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 208
  • Category :
    Popular Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 5515
  • ISBN 13 : 9780330523646

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Written by the author of The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, this book begins with the history of deaf people in the 18th century, the often outrageous ways in which they have been treated in the past, and their continuing struggle for acceptance in a hearing world.

Imaginative and insightful, Seeing Voices offers a way into a world that is, for many people, alien and unfamiliar - for to be profoundly deaf is not just to live in a world of silence, but also to live in a world where the visual is paramount. In this remarkable book, Oliver Sacks explores the consequences of this, including the different ways in which the deaf and the hearing learn to categorize their respective worlds - and how they convey and communicate those experiences to others.

About the Author(s)

Oliver Sacks was educated in London, Oxford, California and New York. He is a professor of clinical neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings.

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