Hearing. Surname sometimes appears as Lana-Terzi. Native of Brescia, Italy; entered the Jesuit priesthood, where he pursued extensive studies of "Nature", defined more broadly at that time than now. A "resume" of his work was published in 1670 as Prodomo &c., Premesso all' Arte Maestra. In this work, he also considered the problem of educating the deaf, concluding that deaf persons first had to understand and imitate the dispositions of the various speech organs, then recognize them in other persons by lipreading. On this base, education could be achieved. There is no record that Lana ever actually applied his theory.
Arnold on the Education of the Deaf, p.23.