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What´s That Pig Outdoors?: A Memoir of Deafness - Henry Kisor

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Henry Kisor lost his hearing at age three to meningitis and encephalitis but went on to excel in the most verbal of professions as a literary journalist. This new and expanded edition of Kisor's engrossing memoir recounts his life as a deaf person in a hearing world and addresses heartening changes over the last two decades due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and advancements in cochlear implants and modes of communication._x000B_Kisor tells of his parents' drive to raise him as a member of the hearing and speaking world by teaching him effective lip-reading skills at a young age and encouraging him to communicate with his hearing peers. _x000B_Kisor updates the continuing disagreements between those who advocate sign language and those who practice speech and lip-reading, discusses the increased acceptance of deaf people's abilities and idiosyncrasies, and considers technological advancements that have enabled deaf people to communicate with the hearing world on its own terms.

Author: Kisor, Henry
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Illustration: N
Language: ENG
Title: What's That Pig Outdoors?: A Memoir of Deafness
Pages: 00224 (Encrypted EPUB) / 00224 (Encrypted PDF)
On Sale: 2010-07-09
SKU-13/ISBN: 9780252077395
Category: Biography & Autobiography : General
Category: Family & Relationships : Learning Disabilities
Category: Health & Fitness : Hearing & Speech


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