Hear Your Life: Inspiring Stories and Honest Advice for Overcoming Hearing Loss (Google eBook)

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Greenleaf Book Group, May 1, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 174 pages
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Imagine waking up in a world of silence. You may see the world going on around you, but there is no laughter of a child, no birds singing and no soothing sound of the ocean as its waves gently tickle the shore.

In Hear Your Life, readers will learn how devastating the effects of hearing loss are and learn how to avoid them. Expert Melissa K. Rodriguez shares revealing and inspirational stories about hearing loss and the road back to better hearing. She answers commonly asked questions about hearing loss and has included a resource guide full of useful information
For those ready to live life to the fullest, Hear Your Life can help!

Sarayi was born without ears, but now she hears the birds and her mother's voice. Donna is a nurse that chooses to hear every heartbeat clearly. Margaret was reunited with the love of her life when her husband decided to seek help and a man named Joseph hears the bell ring at his beloved boxing matches again. Meet these people and more inside the pages of this book, be a part of their journey to hear the world around them.

  

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User Review  - Sherry - Goodreads

Truly great book for anyone with a hearing loss or a family member with a hearing loss. There are some great stories in here about people with hearing loss and about hearing aids and how much they ... Read full review

Contents

tHe Younger Years
7
A Birthday Celebration
22
A Radio Monopoly and Benny Goodman
36
A Realtor
52
An EngineerSinger
66
faMiLY ties
71
Sisters
73
A Mothers Love
78
To Serve and Protect
105
In Defense ofa Nation
108
Healing the World
112
In Service to the Disabled
116
Prayer Warrior
121
resourCe guide
125
Hearing 101
127
Hearing Self Exam
137

A Father and His Sons
83
A Devoted Wife
86
A Faithful Husband
91
Grandma Dearest
95
in tHe serviCe of otHers
99
Serving Our Country
101
Know About Noise
141
When Will Hearing Aids Help?
145
Frequently Asked Questions
147
Acknowledgments
159
About the Author
163
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Melissa Kay Rodriguez grew up around the hearing aid business. Shortly after high school she obtained her license to fit hearing aids and obtained her National Board Certification in 1995. She is currently the owner of Hear On Earth Hearing Care Center in El Paso, TX and an active volunteer with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Rodriguez sat on the board of the Texas Hearing Aid Association and served a six-year term on the Texas Governing Board, regulating the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids.  She has made multiple humanitarian trips to fit hearing aids in Juarez and Mexico City, Mexico; Peru; as well as many other locations. She is currently a member of the International Hearing Society, the Texas Hearing Aid Association, and eWomenNetwork.

Rodriguez is an avid ballroom dancer who directs stage productions semiannually for her husband's dance studio. She currently lives in El Paso, Texas with her husband Mando and their two rescue dogs, who frequent her hearing center to mingle with the patients.

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