Living with Hearing Loss

First Edition

By Marcia B. Dugan

Categories: Professional / Reference, Audiology / Speech and Hearing Sciences
Imprint: Gallaudet University Press
Paperback : 9781563681349, 184 pages, March 2003
Ebook : 9781563682629, 184 pages, October 2009
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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.


Marcia B. Dugan was former president and Board of Trustees member of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) in Rochester, NY.



"Every now and then, a reliable, accessible, accurate book on selected important issues in deafness appears in print. Living with Hearing Loss by Marcia Dugan is such a book . . . this book has important information for parents, teachers, and professionals interested in deafness."

— Peter V. Paul, The Ohio State University, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education