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Publisher Comments:

There are dozens of misconceptions about hearing aids:

  • “They make you look old.”
  •  “They cause ear infections.”
  • “They increase hearing loss.”
  • “I can’t afford one.” 
This misinformation impairs a person’s quality of life by discouraging them from pursuing help. Technological advances have enabled hearing aids to address a greater range of hearing losses, while making them smaller, better designed, and easier to use than those of the past. More people than ever can benefit from a hearing aid, yet of the nearly thirty million people with a hearing impairment, only about 20 percent choose to use one.

In Overcoming Hearing Aid Fears, audiologist John M. Burkey addresses common fears, concerns, and misconceptions about hearing aids to help readers decide whether these devices will prove useful. Using an informal, anecdotal style informed by years of clinical practice, Burkey provides practical information about hearing aid styles, options, and costs. His expertise and experience in caring for more than 50,000 patients will help people with hearing loss address their personal concerns. The book also helps friends and family understand why a loved one might resist getting a hearing aid, and offers tips on counseling. Audiologists will find this text an important educational tool in advising their own patients.

Approximately 10 percent of Americans (and nearly one-third of people age seventy and older) have some degree of hearing loss that, if left untreated, causes frustration, isolation, and depression. A hearing aid is a simple tool to improve careers, relationships, and self-esteem, and to provide independence and security. Overcoming Hearing Aid Fears can help readers take that first step to a better life.

Book News Annotation:

Burkey (director, Audiology and Speech, the Lippy Group for Ear, Nose, and Throat) addresses common fears and misconceptions about hearing aids and provides practical information on hearing aid styles, options, and costs. A glossary is included. The book is of use in audiology practice and is accessible to patients and families.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In Overcoming Hearing Aid Fears, audiologist John M. Burkey addresses common fears, concerns, and misconceptions about hearing aids to help readers decide whether these devices will prove useful. Using an informal, anecdotal style informed by years of clinical practice, Burkey provides practical information about hearing aid styles, options, and costs. His expertise and experience in caring for more than 50,000 patients will help people with hearing loss address their personal concerns. The book also helps friends and family understand why a loved one might resist getting a hearing aid, and offers tips on counseling. Audiologists will find this text an important educational tool in advising their own patients.

Synopsis:

The best advice for those with hearing loss, from a leading audiologist and from patients with personal experience

Synopsis:

Although millions of people could use good advice about hearing loss, it turns out that asking is difficult, and accurate advice is hard to come by. This book directly addresses the problem: it provides useful, first-hand advice from people who have experienced hearing loss themselves, along with accurate treatment information from a highly experienced audiologist.

and#160;

Prompted to write this book by a patient who thought the reality of hearing loss and its associated problems could only be truly understood by someone with personal experience, audiologist John M. Burkey gathered information from his own patients and their spouses. The Hearing-Loss Guide presents their candid recommendations for anyone who suffers hearing loss, as well as families, friends, and co-workers.

and#160;

The author opens with chapters on the basics of hearing loss, hearing aids and other devices, and treatments. He then turns to his patients, who discuss coping with hearing loss, the real-life consequences of losing hearing, how to get help, adapting to a hearing aid, and other useful topics. Family members also offer valuable advice. A resource guide completes this indispensable volume.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-170) and index.

About the Author

JOHN M. BURKEY is the director of audiology and speech at the Lippy Group for Ear, Nose, and Throat in Warren, Ohio. He is coauthor with his colleagues at the Lippy Group of Hearing Better: Understanding Your Hearing and Ear Care Options.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813533100
Author:
Burkey, John M.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Daniels, Robert L.
Location:
New Brunswick, N.J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Audiology & Speech Pathology
Subject:
Hearing
Subject:
Hearing aids
Subject:
Hearing & Speech
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Hearing and Ears
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale University Press Health and Wellness
Series Volume:
v. 10, 11, 281-289
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 b/w illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
In Overcoming Hearing Aid Fears, audiologist John M. Burkey addresses common fears, concerns, and misconceptions about hearing aids to help readers decide whether these devices will prove useful. Using an informal, anecdotal style informed by years of clinical practice, Burkey provides practical information about hearing aid styles, options, and costs. His expertise and experience in caring for more than 50,000 patients will help people with hearing loss address their personal concerns. The book also helps friends and family understand why a loved one might resist getting a hearing aid, and offers tips on counseling. Audiologists will find this text an important educational tool in advising their own patients.
"Synopsis" by ,
The best advice for those with hearing loss, from a leading audiologist and from patients with personal experience
"Synopsis" by ,
Although millions of people could use good advice about hearing loss, it turns out that asking is difficult, and accurate advice is hard to come by. This book directly addresses the problem: it provides useful, first-hand advice from people who have experienced hearing loss themselves, along with accurate treatment information from a highly experienced audiologist.

and#160;

Prompted to write this book by a patient who thought the reality of hearing loss and its associated problems could only be truly understood by someone with personal experience, audiologist John M. Burkey gathered information from his own patients and their spouses. The Hearing-Loss Guide presents their candid recommendations for anyone who suffers hearing loss, as well as families, friends, and co-workers.

and#160;

The author opens with chapters on the basics of hearing loss, hearing aids and other devices, and treatments. He then turns to his patients, who discuss coping with hearing loss, the real-life consequences of losing hearing, how to get help, adapting to a hearing aid, and other useful topics. Family members also offer valuable advice. A resource guide completes this indispensable volume.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-170) and index.
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