The Hearing-Loss Guide: Useful Information and Advice for Patients and Families (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

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Product Description The best advice for those with hearing loss, from a leading audiologist and from patients with personal experience   Where can the most accurate and helpful information about hearing loss be found? From a friend or relative who has impaired hearing? From an experienced audiologist? Both, says the author of this essential book!   In an unusual new approach, audiologist John M. Burkey offers not only specific and up-to-date information based on his own extensive experience with patients, but also useful, first-hand advice from those patients themselves. The Hearing-Loss Guide presents clear, basic facts on hearing impairment and treatments, followed by candid personal recommendations from people who are coping successfully with hearing difficulties. For anyone confronting hearing loss, for family members and friends, and for others who work alongside or care for a person with a hearing impairment, this book is a must-read.   Inside The Hearing-Loss Guide:    ·     Specific practical advice from patients and family members for coping with hearing loss  ·     A professional audiologist’s clear explanations of hearing loss, current treatments, hearing aids, and other devices  ·     Helpful suggestions for friends, co-workers, and caretakers of persons with hearing difficulties      Review “This is a great and needful perspective in addressing an issue so prevalent and debilitating—affecting so many people in the world today. . . . This book will empower its readers to seek and find the help that could really make a difference in their lives.”—Robert L. Daniels, M.D., F.A.C.S., from the Foreword -- Robert L. Daniels Published On: 2014-08-15“Well-written and easy to read, The Hearing-Loss Guide helps individuals with hearing loss and their communication partners navigate the challenging process of living successfully with hearing loss.”—Kathleen M. Cienkowski, Ph.D. CCC/A, Program Director of Audiology, University of Connecticut -- Kathleen M. Cienkowski Published On: 2014-08-22“A state-of-the-art guide to hearing loss and treatment that uniquely combines comprehensive, expert information with the authentic voices of people with hearing loss.”—David G. Myers, author of A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss -- David G. Myers Published On: 2014-10-09“Burkey’s guide fills an important niche in health-care literature.”—Whitney Scott, Booklist -- Whitney Scott ― Booklist About the Author John M. Burkey has been a practicing audiologist for 25 years and is director of audiology at the Lippy Group for Ear, Nose, and Throat in Warren, Ohio. He is the author of Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss and Overcoming Hearing Aid Fears: The Road to Better Hearing. He lives in Kent, OH.