I really enjoyed his Future Salon talk and you can watch the replay at the Internet Archive.
I am half way through Rebuilt. It is a very personal account of what it means to loose your hearing and get it back although not perfectly through technology.
After reading the fiction book Perfume from Suesskind, one of my all time favorites, you experience the world differently, you are more aware of the smells of the world and how your body reacts to them.
Rebuilt is very similar, you get a new appreciation for hearing, sounds and communication in all of its forms.
Mike is a great speaker too, go to one of his appearances:
Menlo Park, CA: Wednesday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.
Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025. (650) 324-4321.
Berkeley, CA: Friday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.
Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704. (510) 845-7852.
San Francisco, CA: Wednesday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.
Books Inc. (Laurel Village store), 3515 California Street, San Francisco, CA. (415) 221-3666.