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Volume control : hearing in a deafening world / David Owen.

Owen, David, 1955- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library 617.8 OWE 000153605 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525534228
  • ISBN: 0525534229
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pardon? -- Our world of sound -- The body's microphone -- When hearing fails -- Cicadas in my head -- Conductive hearing loss -- Hearing aids -- Stigma -- Beyond conventional hearing aids -- Cochlear implants -- Asylum -- The mice in the tank -- Volume control.
Summary, etc.:
"Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf." -- Publisher's description.
Subject: Deafness.
Hearing aids.
Hearing aids.
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