AirTalk for September 26, 2007

A Memoir Of Deafness And Hearing

Deaf since an early age, Josh Swiller had successful surgery for a cochlear implant in 2005 which allowed him to partially recover his hearing. Swiller joins Larry Mantle to talk about his memoir The Unheard, a chronicle of his journey from deafness to hearing and his quest to find a place where his deafness would be come irrelevant. That place turned out to be Zambia, where Swiller worked as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years. Swiller now often talks about issues facing mainstream deaf individuals and works at a hospice in Brooklyn, New York, where he lives.


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