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Highly recommended. — Library Journal<P>Bridges the gap between the silent and the hearing worlds. — Publishers Weekly<P>In her autobiography Seeds of Disquiet, Cheryl Heppner writes of experiencing severe hearing loss — twice. Spinal meningitis caused a profound loss of hearing when she was six, and for the next 18 years she worked hard to live the life of a "normal" hearing person. Through exhaustive work in speech therapy and speechreading, she excelled in school and college, performing Herculean feats without the assistance of trained interpreters or notetakers.<P>Then, when she was 25, two strokes left her completely deaf. For the next 20 years she worked to recreate her life through sign language and the Deaf community. The process stunned her by revealing how much she had missed before. Initially embittered, Cheryl Heppner later went on to use her astonishing energy as an advocate for deaf and hard of hearing people.<P>Seeds of Disquiet celebrates her accomplishments, the most significant of which, perhaps, was her reconciliation with her loved ones from her former life with her new outlook.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563680168
Author:
Heppner, Cheryl M.
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Author:
Heppner, Cheryl
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Handicapped
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Deaf
Subject:
Heppner, Cheryl M.
Subject:
Deaf women -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Deaf women
Subject:
Deaf -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Disability
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
9424
Publication Date:
19920631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
193
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in

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