Deafness, complete or partial, is not a symptom of our time-humanity has struggled with this problem since prehistoric times. Only that in the old centuries there were no formalized communities of deaf people and there was no common language for deaf people. Discrimination against deaf people was frequent. However call for volunteers, history shows that deafness can be a positive challenge for some, including artists. All the more so because we will meet in history a considerable group of famous people who have made groundbreaking discoveries or are also the authors of groundbreaking works of art.
They have their own history, culture and identity
Deafness has also affected some famous people call for volunteers, artists and even composers. An example would be Ludwig van Beethoven.
An interesting contemporary example can be the finalist of “dancing with the stars” Ivona Cichosz, who was raised in a family of deaf people for three generations. She won a competition for the most beautiful deaf woman. In an interview with the portal “weekend.gazeta.pl” among other things, he says that “deaf people are a community close to an ethnic minority”, which has a culture, history and its own identity. Ivona Cichosz is also a pantomime actress. The deaf community in the world has about 70 million people. The worst have you (and this is about 20 percent. this group) who live in poor countries.
Professor Henryk call for volunteers made a huge contribution to the treatment of deafness. One of his patients was Maciej, known as the leader of the band “leszcze”, who is an opera singer by education. The artist claims that if it were not for the help of the professor, he would probably still have to read from the movement of the lips.
Famous deaf people also include actresses Fiona Garfield from Harrow (her mother was also deaf call for volunteers) and Halle Berry. Bill Clinton, Francisco Goya and Thomas Edison can also be mentioned in this context.
Those who hear differently
Hearing can be similar to defining music, because, contrary to appearances, some aspects of these phenomena are not at all so obvious. After all, we can talk about melody and melodiousness in relation to poetry. Some well-known painters, such as the Lithuanian Konstantinas čiurlionis, painted music (this may also be associated with the phenomenon of synesthesia). It also turns out that you can hear not only … by ear.
A separate phenomenon is the feeling of music being deaf. Such an interesting example is Ann glenie, who was struck by deafness at the age of twelve. Interestingly, then Glenie graduated from the Academy of music in London, becoming at the same time a virtuoso of percussion instruments. In her case, a large role was played by training related to the “bodily” reception of music. This was associated not only with the feeling of rhythm and musical vibrations, but with the additional ability to feel the sounds of individual parts of the body. It is worth noting that the Scottish drummer was awarded a Grammy award (in 1989), previously (in 1980) was elected “woman of Scotland”.
In similar situations, ie advanced deafness a large role in the reception of sounds can play a bony ear with call for volunteers.
Of course, everyone would like to hear well, but we do not always have an impact on the situations that led us to deafness. Nevertheless, it is worth spreading the knowledge of those people known from history, for whom deafness was both a problem and a creative challenge.