Who are the characters in Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks? This is a study guide question posted by eNotes Editorial. Please write a separate paragraph of analysis for each key character you discuss.

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Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks deals with the evolution of education and treatment for the hearing impaired, opportunities available to them, the neurology of deafness, and other aspects concerning the condition.

Characters that appear in this book include –

Hans Furth

Hans Furth authored the book Thinking Without Language: Psychological Implications of Deafness. He opined that the cognitive abilities of the deaf were on par with those of people endowed with hearing. According to Furth, children born deaf are held back by a lack of acquired information. He wrote that sign language was a better medium for educating the deaf than oral instruction.

Mark Medoff


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