A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 211 pages
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Some 28 million people in America and 350 million people worldwide live with hearing loss. How do these people and their families cope? What are their experiences of pain, humor, and hope? What support do medicine and technology now offer them, and what is on the horizon? In this engaging and practical book, David Myers, who has himself suffered gradual hearing loss, explores the problems faced by the hard of hearing at home and at work and provides information on the new technology and groundbreaking surgical procedures that are available. Drawing on both his own experiences and his expertise as a social psychologist, Myers recounts how he has coped with hearing loss and how he has incorporated technological aids into his life. The family and friends of the hard of hearing also face adjustments. Myers addresses their situation and provides advice for them on how best to alert loved ones to a hearing problem, persuade them to seek assistance, and encourage them to adjust to and use hearing aids.
 

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A quiet world: living with hearing loss

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In this gentle, insightful, and moving book, psychologist Myers (The Pursuit of Happiness: Who Is Happy and Why) describes his personal experience with gradual hearing loss--a common symptom of aging ... Read full review

Contents

2 Relationships
23
3 Communication
51
4 Support
71
5 Aids and Advice
83
6 Understanding Hearing and Its Loss
113
Exciting Developments
145
Epilogue
191
Resources for the Hard of Hearing
195
Index
205
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David G. Myers is John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Hope College.

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