By David G. Myers
How do humans do something about listening to loss? during this examine, David Myers, who has himself suffered slow listening to loss, explores the issues confronted through the demanding of listening to at domestic and at paintings and gives details at the new know-how and surgeries to be had.
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10–11) Those who hear cannot imagine how grindingly lonely deafness often can be. . Just as do the hearing, the deaf Relationships 35 need to communicate, to share their thoughts and feelings with others. Only a fellow lifer in the jailhouse of silence understands how important that is to sanity and how difficult it can be to achieve. (pp. 152– 53) I have only tasted this experience, but enough to have the feeling of marginality when, with or without a hearing device, a group’s conversation is beyond the reach of my ears.
Sometimes we perceive others as reacting to our distinctiveness when they actually aren’t. In the second experiment, reported in Science (1981), Philip Zimbardo, a creative social psychologist, wondered about the finding that paranoid reactions commonly ac- Relationships 31 company gradual hearing loss later in life. Is the paranoia a natural response to not hearing what people are saying in your presence? To find out, Zimbardo used hypnotic suggestion to induce an experience of partial deafness in eighteen highly hypnotizable male Stanford University students.
Our cavernous Gothic chapel provides wonderful depth for music, but not for speech. As Lewis’s voice boomed over the public address system, at more than adequate volume, then echoed off the walls, I was able to grasp words only in clumps, with or without my aid. Obviously others around me could hear, for they were laughing at his jokes, none of which I caught. When he explained the attributes of a type of pipe, then turned to play that pipe, I hadn’t a clue what he was demonstrating. The evening was for me largely a frustrating waste.
A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss by David G. Myers