Only the Heart Can Hear Clearly

What we can learn from the deaf

Original Title: Man hört nur mit dem Herzen gut

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 240 pages, 13.5 x 20.6 cm, 5.3 x 8.1 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-39368-8
€ 16.00 [D] | € 16.50 [A] | CHF 22.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Mosaik Verlag

Date of publication: November 11, 2019
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Benjamin  Piwko - Only the Heart Can Hear Clearly


The moving story of a deaf man who has prevailed against all odds

He floats above the floor leading his dancing partner Isabel Edvardsson expertly through Tango, Cha-Cha-Cha and Co. and moves the hearts of the audience: Benjamin Piwko has turned in a sensational season on "Let's Dance", even though he can't even hear the music. Or just because of that?

Due to a medical error, Benjamin has been deaf since his childhood and lives in a quiet world. But his lack of hearing has only strengthened his other senses: he reads body language and facial expressions together with lip movements instead of paying attention to tonality and language. He feels when and how someone approaches him. This is how Benjamin feels what others only hear.

In Only the Heart Can Hear Clearly he shares this knowledge and uses personal stories to show how we can all better understand and read each other with more attention and empathy.


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