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Best Books About Hearing Loss and Related Topics
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on November 21, 2014
Are you interested in learning more about a specific hearing topic for yourself or a loved one? Or maybe you’re interested in a little light reading about what you’re experiencing with hearing loss or tinnitus? We’ve compiled a list of books, which are some of the more well known and most commonly referenced. We believe patients or loved ones might find these interesting.
- A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss by David G. Myers
“Social psychologist David Myers, a middle-aged hard of hearing person offers a first-person account of the hard of hearing experience. A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss tells stories of hurt, humor, and hope; explains the psychology of hearing and hearing loss; and explores the powerful new hearing technologies.” http://bit.ly/1xwqx8a
- Shouting Won’t Help: Why I – and 50 Million Other Americans – Can’t Hear You by Katherine Bouton
“Bouton recounts her own journey into deafness—and her return to the hearing world through the miracles of technology. A must-read not only for those with hearing loss, who will recognize their stories in Bouton’s own, but for their families, friends, employers and caregivers.” http://bit.ly/14ioPOd
- Song Without Words: Discovering My Deafness Halfway Through My Life by Gerald Shea
“Song without Words tells the astonishing story of a man who, at the age of thirty-four, discovered that he had been deaf since childhood, yet somehow managed to navigate his way through Andover, Yale, and Columbia Law School, and to establish a prestigious international legal career.” http://amzn.to/1wXF51C
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hearing Loss by House Clinic, William M. Luxford M.D., M. Jennifer Derebery M.D., Karen I. Berliner Ph.D.
“Written by certified otolaryngologists under the auspices of the world renowned House Clinic, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Hearing Loss covers all conditions and symptoms, along with methods of prevention and treatment.” http://amzn.to/1qFWcir
- What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey Into the World of Hearing Loss by Monique E. Hammond
“What Did You Say? is the book Monique wishes she had when she was coping with and trying to understand her own hearing loss. She provides organized, easy-to-understand facts and details that enable readers to have educated discussions with their medical professionals.” http://amzn.to/1xwYmG5
- In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise by George Prochnik
“Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day. Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, and what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet.” http://amzn.to/1sJEoTy AND don’t forget to check out the movie trailer: http://bit.ly/1qFPdpN.
- Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus by Richard S. Tyler, Ph.D.
“The tinnitus handbook begins with the epidemiology of tinnitus and then addresses the psychological profile of a tinnitus patients, how tinnitus affects a patient's lifestyle, work, relationships, and communications, and the patient's relationship to others around them.” http://amzn.to/1sJjsMq
- The Passionate Lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People by Karen Putz
“There are 23 different people in this book from all different walks of life, all with a hearing loss of some degree, from deaf to hard of hearing. All of them are living full, passionate lives. Each one of these people share their stories in this book about their hearing loss in some way, their passions and what they do.” http://bit.ly/1pW678S
As you’re reading any of these books, we’re happy to answer questions as they come up. Give us a call or email your question. We’ll reach out to you with a response within 24 hours.