I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language has recently been released. Science writer Lydia Denworth, who is also the parent of a child who uses a cochlear implant and a hearing aid, explores why children learn language. She relates her decisions regarding cochlear implantation and the impact of early access to sound on children’s brains. Along the way, she also learns and relates the role of parents in the language learning process.
“A cochlear implant changed my son Alex’s life,” says Denworth. “Ten years ago, when his hearing loss was first identified, I was able to use my experience as a reporter to throw myself into understanding what was at stake and figuring out how to help him. But most parents of deaf and hard of hearing kids don’t also happen to be science writers. Families and adults confronting the same decisions for themselves need clear, accurate information about cochlear implants and the other choices they face.”
Source: ACI Alliance