The 30th Olympics being held in London, England, began with a great percussion routine, featuring DameEvelyn Glennie. Glennie has been profoundly deaf since age 11. yet she perform at the international level. She regularly plays barefoot during both live performances and studio recordings in order to "feel" the music better.
Glennie contends that deafness is largely misunderstood by the public. She claims to have taught herself to hear with parts of her body other than her ears. In response to criticism from the media, Glennie published "Hearing Essay" in which she discusses her condition.
The Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf
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