Keys to Living with Hearing Loss
Many men and women in middle age begin experiencing hearing loss, often in so subtle a way that they aren't fully aware of the barriers to communication it creates. The author of this book describes hearing loss and its common early signs, discusses its kinds and cause, and gives information on seeking a professional evaluation. Also described are technologies, including hearing aids. Here too is advice on dealing with hearing loss in every day situations and in times of emergency, There are suggestions on making changes in work, home, and travel environments so that people with hearing loss will learn to cope with most situaitons and avoid becoming dependent on others.
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The Early Signs
What Is Hearing Loss?
Fact and Fiction
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