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Living With Hearing Loss (Rev 03 Edition)by Marcia B. Dugan
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People who are hard of hearing and their friends and relatives now can learn all they need to know about hearing loss in this easy to read guide. Newly updated and revised, Living with Hearing Loss takes the reader from A to Z on the kinds and causes of hearing loss and its common early signs. Written by Marcia B. Dugan, past president of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), this straightforward book provides thorough information on seeking professional evaluations and complete descriptions of hearing aids and other assistive technologies. Enhanced sections on the potential of cochlear implants and dealing with tinnitus distinguishes this very useful handbook. Readers also can take advantage of updated information on relevant Internet sites and a new list of resources on dealing with hearing loss. Living with Hearing Loss also suggests strategies for everyday situations and times of emergency. Chapters on speechreading, oral interpreters, assertive communication, and other tips for improving communication can enable people with hearing loss to make changes at work, home, and while traveling to cope with most situations. It can raise significantly the quality of the lives of hard of hearing people while also helping them to avoid dependency upon others.
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Having experienced hearing loss and having served as the president of the organization Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Dugan offers advice to the lay reader on how to cope with hearing loss. She discusses some of the basic science of hearing, the causes of hearing loss, and the various treatments, products, and techniques that can be used to mitigate hearing problems. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Written in collaboration with Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People. Everything persons with hearing loss and their families need to know, with current information on cochlear implants and tinnitus.
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