With this cold January weather, it is sometimes nice to cuddle up on the couch with a blanket and a good book. When you enter the world of hearing loss and amplification, it is reassuring to read about the experiences of those who have gone before you. Below are two books that come with high recommendations. Both can be found on Amazon. Happy reading and let me know what you think of the books when you finish.
Hear Your Life by Melissa K. Rodriguez offers a compilation of true stories about individuals with hearing loss and their corresponding pursuit of hearing aids. The collection of 26 short patient stories evoke a balanced mixture of inspiration and honesty as it relates to addressing hearing loss. The last 30 pages of the book serves as a resource section including information on how the ears work, an explanation of when hearing aids will work, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Shouting Won’t Help by Katherine Bouton is the compelling story of a New York Times editor with progressive hearing loss. She describes her difficulties in work environments and speaks to doctors, Audiologist, Neurobiologists and other medical professionals weaving their stories with hers. An excellent read.