How to survive hearing loss

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Gallaudet University Press, 1989 - Social Science - 241 pages
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Lively, easy to read, and very informative -- not only about the emotional and psychological aspects, but also more practical things such as how to clean a hearing aid. -- Deaf USA

In this reassuring book, the author provides a good deal of useful information. -- Library Journal

A valuable resource for any hard of hearing person -- and for hearing relatives and friends. -- SHHH Journal

Charlotte Himber counts herself among 22 million Americans who have a significant hearing loss. Like 40 percent of those with hearing loss, hers grew worse as she became older. In her book, she shares her firsthand experience, her feelings, and the knowledge she gathered when she finally decided to "do something about her hearing".

How to Survive Hearing Loss presents the results of her intensive research about hearing and the ear, otologists and audiologists, and the support groups ready to help those with hearing loss. Along with empathy and understanding, readers will find invaluable information, resources, and useful hints.

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Despite the fact that 20 million Americans have hearing impairments, hearing loss is often regarded as a handicap accepted by neither the affected individual nor his or her family and friends. Until ... Read full review

Contents

TWO Hearing and Hearing Loss
31
THREE My First Full Examination
56
FOUR My First Hearing Aid
83
FIVE IntheEar and Binaural Hearing
102
SIX Out of the Closet and Outward
125
SEVEN Workshops on Coping with
147
EIGHT New Skills and Future Prospects
167
AFTERWORD
180
APPENDIX THREE Assistive Devices
222
APPENDIX FOUR Resources
236
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About the author (1989)

Charlotte Himber, former editor of the YMCA's "The Circulator, " conducts seminars for Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People in Spartanburg, SC.

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