Allyson Raphel


Allyson Fleury Raphel, a profoundly deaf woman since birth, is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and had 35 credit of Master’s degree in Special Education from Wilmington University in Delaware. She has had a wide variety of experiences living in the hearing world by traveling to places such as Spain, Russia and Peru, and living in New York, Missouri, Colorado and now on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her work background includes being everything from a recreation therapist to a pool cleaner to a scrapbooking consultant to a furniture refinisher to a teacher’s aide to a jewelry stylist, Activity Director for Adult Medical Day Care and now a Therapeutic Recreation Program Coordinator. Her most important job is being a mom to her two sons. This is her first book. If she can figure out how to do it, she may write another.

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Turning a Deaf Ear
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,080. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Despite spending the first three decades of her life in relative silence, Allyson Raphel’s strength and candor is tempered with a biting sense of humor. Not only is this her personal story of getting a cochlear implant, but her perspective on being deaf and the roller coaster transition to becoming what some in the deaf community call a “hearie." Silence, she learned, can be golden.