Book Review: Deafness Down
Reviewed by Raymond Luczak
Since each reader inevitably filters through her own experiences and bias through each book she reads, particularly if the book in question reflects her own background in truly significant ways, I should state my own upfront. Even though I’d lost much of my hearing at the age of eight months (which wasn’t detected until I was two and half years old), I grew up being taught to lipread and rely on my bulky hearing aids to fill in the gaps of what I couldn’t understand. I also spent five years in a Catholic school system.