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Learning to hear

When I discovered my son was deaf, I set out to learn about ears but ended up studying the brain

Lydia Denworth with her son Alex: "'I don't think he can hear,' the cognitive therapist said. I knew that she was right."

Lydia Denworth’s son was nearly two when doctors realised he could hear very little. Her book I Can Hear You Whisper, published to acclaim in the United States, explores the latest neuroscience on how the brain responds to sound, what it means to hear and how language…

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