Hear What You've Been Missing: How to Cope with Hearing Loss

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Chronimed Pub., 1998 - Deafness - 167 pages
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The recent announcement that President Clinton was fitted for hearing aids immediately increased the visibility of this often hidden impairment. This book will go even further to bring out in the open this problem that affects over 28 millions Americans.

Many things can be done to remedy the frustration and confusion brought on by hearing loss. In Coping with Hearing Loss, audiologist Donna Wayner takes readers step-by-step through recognition of a problem, diagnosis, possible solutions, even early prevention and protection. Those who are experiencing heating loss themselves or suspect family members who are will find this book filled with the information they need.

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Contents

Hearing Loss
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Is Hearing Loss Common?
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What Are Signs of Hearing Loss in Adults?
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