#22 – Lydia Denworth – What do you do when your son can't hear?

Oct 30, 2017, 04:55 PM

Lydia Denworth is an author, science journalist, and speaker.

Lydia’s most recent book of popular science is I Can Hear You Whisper. The book is a memoir of her youngest son’s deafness and her subsequent exploration of sound and language and the brain. Reviewers called it “rigorous,” “enthralling,” “tender” and “luminous." She is working on her third book--about the biology and evolution of friendship--and writes regularly for Scientific American and Psychology Today. Her work has also appeared in Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Parents, Vogue, and many other publications.

Lydia and I talked about her journey of becoming a journalist and reporter – first for Newsweek, then as the London Bureau Chief of People Magazine during the time of Princess Diana’s fatal accident. About her return to the United States, of becoming a mother three times, and learning that her youngest son is deaf.

Connect with Lydia: http://lydiadenworth.com/mailing-list/ Follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/LydiaDenworth and Facebook http://fb.me/ScienceWriterLydia Her Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brain-waves] Her website http://www.lydiadenworth.com

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