“All Eyes” Now Available in Amazon Kindle

“All Eyes” Now Available in Amazon Kindle

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The U.S. Review of Books by Priscilla Estes

Rating: 5

In the early sixties, diagnosing hearing disorders was no small feat. Was a silent baby autistic, aphasic, or mentally retarded? In Cyrus’ case, she was deaf—a 75 percent hearing loss caused by her mother’s rubella. Thus begins a fascinating tale of one person’s struggle to survive and choose between two disparate worlds: the hearing populace or the Deaf community. In an era when sign language was deemed “repulsive,” Cyrus’ hearing parents chose the world of sound. The five-year-old was sent 700 miles away to the most reputable oral program in the country, Clarke School for the Deaf.

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Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews

Rating: 5

Bainy B Cyrus was born unable to hear. She was 18 months old before her parents realized there was a problem. At first, the doctors thought she was the youngest child and maybe she didn’t have to speak because everyone met her needs. Eventually they discovered her mother had contracted Rubella during the first trimester. Rubella can cause a number of birth defects.

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Feathered Quills Book Reviews

Rating: 5

In a down-home style – as if we’re sitting in rocking chairs on her front porch over a pitcher of ice tea – Bainy Cyrus tells her story of growing up deaf in a primarily hearing world in All Eyes: A Memoir of Deafness. Cyrus’s humor, upbeat outlook and commitment to clarity make All Eyes a valuable read for people of all ages and abilities.

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