THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE
Stories From the Hearing-Impaired Community of Canberra
Is there life after deaf? What's that squeak in the car? Have I turned into my father? Is it possible to study a master's degree with profound hearing loss? Can people accept me for my talents? These questions are explored by five Canberrans with hearing-impairment, in their own words and with their own images.
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When Neil develops hearing problems he reflects on the lives of his grandmother and father.
Life After Deaf
by Rosina Wainwright
The possibility of not being able to hear music was too awful, but Rosina has learnt where to sit in a concert hall.
Simon the Lone Wolf
by Simon Brooks
Simon has been interested in anime since kindergarten and identifies with a favourite anime character, Syaoran.
Dee's proud achievement takes her from Carwoola to Wagga Wagga.
No Looking Back
by David Roberts
Severe hearing loss did not make David's life worse, just different, maybe a little bit more difficult, but definitely enriched by new experiences and different ways of looking at old experiences.