The first Neurophon was made when Patrick was only 14 years old, in 1958. The following year, Flanagan gave a lecture at the Houston Amateur Radio Club, where he demonstrated the possibilities of his invention.
The day after the lecture, a reporter from the Houston Post called him. He asked if it was possible to try a Neurophon on his relative who was deaf as a result of spinal meningitis. The experiment was very successful. And the day after the successful experiment, an article was published about the neurophone as a potential hearing aid for the deaf.
Fame grew every year. In 1961, correspondents from Life magazine literally settled in Patrick’s house. They took about a thousand pictures, following him everywhere he went. Continue reading
Language barrier… It sounds like a diagnosis of intractable disease, functional dumbness, forcing a person who just glibly chattered in his native language, painfully stutter, “becat” and “mekat”, and even just silent as a fish, as soon as you have to say a few phrases in a foreign language.
Is it possible to get rid of it? Of course, but for this, as in the treatment of any disease, it is necessary to understand its causes, as doctors say, “etiology”.
The easiest way, of course, to blame bad teachers, unimportant textbooks, yourself – for the “inability” to languages, etc. Continue reading