Best books and documentaries on hearing loss

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Stories from Musicians with Hearing Loss

The second edition of Making Music with a Hearing Loss collects more personal narratives from, as well as useful strategies for, hearing-impaired musicians. »

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How to Appreciate Music with a Hearing Loss

Shouting Won't Help author Katherine Bouton, who has serious hearing loss and wears a cochlear implant, on the pain of missing music and new ways to listen. »

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Films Exploring Music, Hearing Loss, and Disabilities

Musicians with hearing loss, a blind pianist, and a singer with developmental disabilities are stars of ReelAbilities, a disabilities-themed film festival. »

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Music’s Architecture after Sudden Hearing Loss

After sudden hearing loss in one ear, listening to music is a painful chore for Nick Coleman, who once experienced music as three-dimensional architecture. »

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Sound, Vibration, and the Piano

A young piano student who wears cochlear implants describes what the notes sound like to her in these video clips from the documentary film Lost and Sound. »

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My Unique Sense of Sound

Composer Tim Polashek explains how hearing loss and hearing aid technology led him to a life of music and provided him with a unique perception of sound. »

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Kindred Souls Making Music

Making Music with a Hearing Loss is an inspiring compilation of personal narratives, creative approaches, and kindred souls for musicians with hearing loss. »

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A Different Way of Listening

Hearing loss and music, the theme of her latest documentary, is a personal subject for Lindsey Dryden, who is deaf in one ear and grew up playing the piano. »

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To Play, Dance, and Listen with Hearing Loss

At the intersection of music and hearing loss, documentary film Lost and Sound finds a pianist, a dancer, and a music writer with three distinct stories. »

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Music’s Communicative Force

In this moving excerpt from Gerald Shea's new book, Song Without Words, he plays Schumann's Scenes from Childhood without hearing the high notes. »

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Music and Lyricals in Song without Words

Music is the heart of the deaf, says Gerald Shea, after discovering he has been living with a hearing loss for years, in his new memoir, Song without Words. »

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Hearing Loss at the Opera

The opera singer Ben Luxon denied his hearing loss until he couldn’t anymore. An exclusive excerpt from Katherine Bouton's new book, Shouting Won't Help. »

Best news articles and books related to hearing loss and healing of hearing loss

Top 5 on Music and Hearing

“She could feel the bass thumping in her throat. Cocktail glasses bounced. Heavy vases shimmied along surfaces to the beat.” This and more in our February news roundup on hearing loss and music. »

If a Tree Falls: Hearing Loss Redeemed

If a Tree Falls: Hearing Loss Redeemed

In her moving memoir If a Tree Falls, the author Jennifer Rosner writes of her family’s genetic hearing loss and deafness, plus her relationship with music. »