Sound Stories

Discussion

Ticketed

This event includes British Sign Language provision.This event will be speech to text transcribed.

Thursday 8 June 2017

19:00-20:30

Join Bella Bathurst for a conversation about her extraordinary personal experience of losing her hearing and getting it back. Bathurst’s book Sound, published by Wellcome Collection and Profile Books, explores what this has taught her about listening and silence, music and noise. Come and find out more about the science behind deafness, sign language and hearing loss among musicians, soldiers and factory workers. We will also be joined by musician, James Kennedy.

Read an excerpt exploring the history of hearing aids.

Sound is BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week from 22-27 May 2017.

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11.00 on Friday 26 May.

This is a British Sign Language interpreted event. To book a place with a view of the interpreter or for more information, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

This event will have live speech-to-text transcription for visitors who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. To book a place or for more information, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

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