What It’s Like for a Deaf Person to Hear Music for the First Time- listening to Mozart.

There’s not much more I can add here. Beautiful!

Edwardian Piano

What It’s Like for a Deaf Person to Hear Music for the First Time- listening to Mozart

Mozart-by-Croce-1780-81

How do you feel listening to Mozart’s Lachrimosa? Upon listening to it shivers descend down my spine, and I am stirred;  no one could say it is too fanciful to say this is not an otherworldly, sacred piece of music that reaches deep into the soul….

But imagine you were born deaf, had never heard music before, didn’t really know what music even is. Then one day you get implants and you hear this…

For a hearing person the Lachrimosa is a powerful listening experience; how much more so would it be for someone born deaf and then able to hear this?

Austin Chapman was born profoundly deaf. Hearing aids helped some, but music — its full range of pitches and tones — remained indecipherable. As Chapman explains: “I’ve never understood…

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