Synopses & Reviews
Listening is Hannah Merkerand#8217;s moving and evocative account of her passage into the world of deafness after a mid-life skiing accident. It is also her examination of the many ways people who cannot literally hear can and#147;listenand#8221; and communicate. As Henry Kisor says in his foreword to this new edition, Merker and#147;learned how to pay attention to the world both without and within her. Hers has been not so much a struggle to grasp the remnants of her hearing as it has been an intellectual adventure into the nature of sound.and#8221;
About the Author
HANNAH MERKER is or has been a librarian, teacher, writer, editor, bookstore owner, and political activist on behalf of the handicapped. A devoted sailor, she lives and works on a pink houseboat on Long Island Sound with her husband, her hearing dog, Smudge, and half a dozen cats.