The Gift of Hearing
Nine-year-old Corey Marsh of Whitmore Primary School in Basildon, United Kingdom has displayed a prodigious knack for playing music ‘by ear’, despite being diagnosed as partially deaf four years ago. Corey, a violinist and pianist, performed both classical and self-composed repertoire at Basildon’s Pioneer School on June 19. Read more >>>
Beethoven started suffering from deafness at the age of twenty-six, and a student’s testimonial states that he was almost completely deaf before his forty-fifth birthday. Nevertheless, he continued to compose and perform until very late in life.