Charles Limb performs cochlear implantation, a surgery that treats hearing loss and can restore the ability to hear speech. But as a musician too, Limb thinks about what the implants lack: They don’t let you fully experience music yet. (There’s a hair-raising example.) At TEDMED, Limb reviews the state of the art and the way forward.
In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.
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What did you find most interesting or surprising about this talk? Cite a timing or quote and explain why.
How has this talk impacted your awareness of the relationship between either deafness and music specifically, or disabilities and the arts generally?
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