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Powered On The SOUNDS I Choose to Hear and the NOISE I Don't Paperback – October 26, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Indigo River Publishing (October 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985603356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985603359
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,614,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you need encouragement I recommend Powered On.
Kim
We don't have any idea what a person with a disability goes through every day of their lives... it is always a good thing to learn and grow from someone that does.
L. Waites
Thank you Sarah for sharing such a beautiful story.
R. Hurt

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nancy L Huffman on January 25, 2013
Format: Paperback
Reading 'Powered On' written by Sarah Nelms Churman is highly recommended by this reader who happens to be severely hearing impaired. Sarah's words written from her life experiences were overwhelmingly reassuring to me that others understand what it means to live day by day with this disability.
But, this book is not just for the hearing impaired. This book is for everyone to read, enjoy and be inspired by Sarah and all that she has done in her young lifetime to make certain her days are lived fully. I wanted to read this book to find out what motivated Sarah to pursue the Esteem implant and to learn how difficult that decision was for her to make. What I learned is that Sarah is someone who knows what she needs to do and does it by finding every means within her power to make miracles happen. And, a miracle has happened for Sarah Churman...she went from not being able to even hear common environmental sounds to being able to converse both in person and even on the telephone! I look at Sarah's picture on the cover of 'Powered On' seeing her huge smile and I realize that she radiates happiness and contentment. And, this happened because of all that she researched and pursued to be able to be in the hearing world. This is a book everyone should read. She writes succinctly, but sincerely. She writes of sadness and bullying, but she writes of happy and generous. She writes from her heart and the reader feels all of her emotions throughout the book. I feel that Sarah's words are inspirational for both the hearing impaired and the hearing population. I recommend this book for everyone to purchase, read, and place on your bookshelf. And, any time one needs just a bit of inspiration, take Sarah's book off your bookshelf viewing her smile and reading her words again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christopher on January 26, 2013
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As others have noted, this is a deeply personal work, and it is this personal quality that really makes the book shine. It is in part about Sarah's remarkable story, and in part simply about her voice. Sarah's voice is both quiet and powerful--thoughtful and reflective, and inspiringly positive in the way that she viewed herself and the world around her even before the medical implants that allowed her to hear.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Hurt on January 25, 2013
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Sarah Churman does an incredible job of taking us into her world of silence along with the challenges of living in a hearing world, bullying, and simple day to day activities that the hearing community takes for granted. She is transparant in sharing her feelings and her journey. It is a beautiful book not just for those effected by deafness but also those facing other serious challenges in life. Thank you Sarah for sharing such a beautiful story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sharla on January 25, 2013
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Sarah has put into words exactly what many of us who are hearing impaired feel. I highly recommend this book for everyone, not just hearing impaired people. Sarah, I happy to be a fellow cyborg!
Sharla
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kim on January 25, 2013
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Awesome book! I smiled, cried, and chuckled through the whole book. If you need encouragement I recommend Powered On. Sarah has such a tender heart and wonderful testimony.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shannon on January 25, 2013
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This is the story of the woman who made headlines when she posted the video of her hearing for the first time on youtube. Sarah Churman's story spread like wildfire -- news stations and talk shows wanted to hear her story, to find out what the world was like now that she could hear. Here is the story from Sarah's own mouth. What it was like growing up deaf, the lessons she learned about people and friendships, and what her world is like now that she can hear. Sarah paints a beautiful picture of how she uses the lessons she learned while deaf, to help her navigate this new aspect of the world where you have to sort through the noise to find the truth. I recommend this book, it is full of hope and encouragement.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JavaQueenB on January 25, 2013
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Wish it were more in depth! I enjoyed every word, but I know there was so much we could know about Sarah's adventures and family.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carrie B on January 25, 2013
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I thought this book was amazing. It was well written and gave me insight to how Sarah grew up. Also and easy read. Can't wait until it's turned into a movie.
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