World Science Festival: Can We ‘Cure’ Deafness and Blindness? Should We?

Recent scientific breakthroughs make it possible to envision a day when many forms of deafness and blindness will be reversible. But deafness is not only a disability. It is a culture with language, history, and tradition. And the blind do not live in the dark, as the sighted may imagine, because their brains have created new architecture to navigate the world. Deaf actor Marlee Matlin and blind echolocation teacher Daniel Kish join two groundbreaking researchers in vision and hearing for a revealing look at the state of the science, and the culture.











When: Sun., June 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400
Price: $39
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Recent scientific breakthroughs make it possible to envision a day when many forms of deafness and blindness will be reversible. But deafness is not only a disability. It is a culture with language, history, and tradition. And the blind do not live in the dark, as the sighted may imagine, because their brains have created new architecture to navigate the world. Deaf actor Marlee Matlin and blind echolocation teacher Daniel Kish join two groundbreaking researchers in vision and hearing for a revealing look at the state of the science, and the culture.

Buy tickets/get more info now