Priscilla Dunstan is a super-hearer with a photographic memory for sounds.  What this did for her when she became a mother could be a breakthrough for all newborns and the parents they are trying to train.  (Many thanks, Jon, for the link.)


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This is awesome! I'm due in a week and will totally be listening for these sounds! Wow!

Posted by Tienne on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:14 am

Congratulations, Tienne! I'm hoping to listen carefully to a new grandbaby in a few weeks myself. It's too bad Dunstan's DVD won't be available until November.

Posted by SursumCorda on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:53 pm

The DVD would be nice, but what's great is that in this video they show several clips of babies making the sounds so it's enough to get you started. Some of the sounds seem quite distinct. I always forget to burp my babies, so it's nice to have a sound to look for that will remind me to try a burp hold. I'm excited to try it out!!!

Posted by Janet on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 5:08 am

Actually, this video was uploaded to YouTube in January of 2012 (just before Vivienne was born - how I wish I'd known then!), so the DVD is already availible, and in fact someone has it on youtube, though I doubt it's supposed to be. You can order at

Posted by Janet on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

The video was actually released in 2006! Available on Amazon. She also has a couple of books.

Posted by dstb on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm

I should remember to look at the date on reports I pass on....

Posted by SursumCorda on Monday, July 01, 2013 at 10:11 am