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I Can't Hear You: Live and Laugh With Hearing Loss
Summary: 

This practical book, written by people who have been down the hearing loss road before you, guides you through the hearing loss process. “I Can’t Hear You” teaches you about your ears and the many things you need to know in order to successfully live with your hearing loss. For example, you’ll learn about hearing loss, hearing testing, hearing aids, assistive devices, coping skills, support groups and resources that are available to help you. This book is mainly for hard of hearing seniors, although anyone with hearing loss will benefit from its wisdom.

Author: 
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, Pa: Integrity First Publications, c2009, 2011
Grieving for Your Hearing Loss: The Rocky Road from Denial to Acceptance
Summary: 

When you lose your hearing you need to grieve. This is not optional—but critical to your continued mental and physical health. This book leads you through the process of dealing with the grief and pain you experience as a result of your hearing loss. It explains what you are going through each step of the way. It gives you hope when you are in the depths of despair and depression. It shows you how you can lead a happy vibrant life again in spite of your hearing loss. This book has helped many.

Author: 
Neil G. Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2011
Shouting Won't Help: Why I and 50 Million Other Americans Can't Hear You
Summary: 

A memoir from the New York editor and writer in which she explores the invisible disability of deafness from personal, psychological, and physiological perspectives

Author: 
Katherine Bouton
Imprint: 
New York: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
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Health Investigations with Dr. Know: Hearing
Summary: 

With all the noise around us, is our hearing really in danger? Dr. Know enlists an audiologist to test sound levels around the home and at a heavy metal concert. You'll want to hear his findings.

Dr. Know is real-life physician Paul Trotman. Join him as he debunks, deflates, and demystifies many of the myths we've been told about staying healthy. Topics range from the puzzling and exciting to the titillating and scary, but they're always interesting and filled with facts that will make you say, "I didn't know that."

Author: 
Discovery School
Imprint: 
Silver Spring, MD: Distributed by Discovery Education, c2007
Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: A Rainy Day
Summary: 

A rainstorm interferes with the TreeSchoolers' plans to play outside. Abacus Finch is afraid of thunder and lightning. His friends, with your help, teach Abacus about weather phenomena so he won't be afraid.

Intended to entertain and educate, Rachel and her TreeSchooler friends use stories and songs to teach a preschool curriculum and character-building values.  The Rainy Day curriculum includes weather concepts, problem solving, rhyming, sorting, storytelling, a limited amount of ASL, and the values of courage and kindness

Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Midvale, Utah: Two Little Hands Productions, 2012
The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child
Summary: 

Create an IEP with this start-to-finish guide for caring parents! 

Your special needs child needs a special education, and as a parent, you face a number of obstacles as you work with your school district to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) - lots of steps, complicated paperwork, and intimidating procedures may seem like too much to take on...

...but you can do it! Let The Complete IEP Guide guide you through this complex process with vital information, strategies, and the encouragement you need to secure your child's education. Get everything you need to:

  • understand your child's rights
  • untangle eligibility rules and assessments
  • collect all school records
  • draft goals and objectives
  • pinpoint specific problems
  • develop a blueprint of program and services
  • research school programs and alternatives
  • prepare for IEP meetings
  • resolve disputes with your school district

Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user-friendly, plain English guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child. You'll get all the forms, sample letters, and resources that you could possibly need at any stage of the IEP process.

The 7th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest -- and major -- changes to federal regulations concerning your special education student, including details about your child's eligibility for special education services.

Author: 
Lawrence M. Siegel
Imprint: 
Berkeley, CA: Nolo, c2011
The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices: Tools and Gadgets for Living Independently
Summary: 

This new illustrated guide to assistive technologies and devices chronicles the use of AT/AD - technology used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.

This book empowers people to use assistive technologies to overcome some of their physical or mental limitations and have a more equal playing field. It includes real-life examples about how people with disabilities are using assistive technology (AT) to assist them in daily tasks, and discusses emotional issues related to AT/AD.

Author: 
Suzanne Robitaille
Imprint: 
New York: Demos Medical Pub., c2010
Ototoxic Drugs Exposed: The Shocking Truth about Prescription Drugs and Other Chemicals That Can (and Do) Damage Our Ears
Summary: 

Have trouble hearing? Ears ringing? Room spinning? Dizzy? Find out quickly if your medications may be the culprits! The third edition of "Ototoxic Drugs Exposed" reveals the shocking truth about the specific ear-damaging effects of more than 1,000 drugs, herbals and chemicals. Just as importantly, it reveals the factors that can put your ears at higher risk, and explains how you can help reduce this risk in order to help protect your ears from the sneak attacks of ear-damaging agents.

Author: 
Neil G. Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2010
American Sign Language
Summary: 

This set of materials is geared towards the beginner signer introducing them to American Sign Language through the alphabet, numbers, and important conversational words and phrases.   The book introduces several topics and the signs associated with those topics.  These signs are demonstrated on the DVD and are also on the accompanying flashcards.

Topics covered:

  • Getting Started
  • Signing Savvy
  • Fingerspelling
  • Meet and Greet
  • All Kinds of Folk
  • Going Places
  • Room and Board
  • The Big Outdoors
  • Actions Sign Louder than Words
  • Color Your World
  • It’s About Time
  • Counting On It
Author: 
Catherine Nichols
Imprint: 
San Diego, Calif.: Thunder Bay Pr., c2011
Summary: 

This DVD presents fire safety solutions for people with disabilities.  Smoke alarms built especially for deaf and Hard of Hearing people are explained component by component.  The importance of fire safety plans is discussed along with instructions for how to develop one for your own home. Presented in American Sign Language.

Author: 
Nancy Trench and Craig Woods
Imprint: 
Stillwater, Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University Fire Protection Publications, 2005
Say It By Signing
Summary: 

Welcome to the fourth most commonly used language in the United States - sign language. English subtitles appear as an aid. Learn at your own pace by replaying the lessons until you feel comfortable moving on to the next lesson. Repetition is the key to learning any foreign language.

Author: 
Elaine Costello
Imprint: 
Seattle, WA: Multimedia 2000, c2003
Journey to Mastery: Individualized Interpreting Skills Development Plan
Summary: 

Journey to Mastery is a new, convenient, and cost-effective way for you to enhance your skills while maintaining your hard-earned certification! Great for mentoring, study groups and as a foundational plan of work for classes!

Here’s your personalized interpreter training plan! Simply select the pre-written goals, objectives and instructional activities that are right for you. Combine with your favorite Sign Enhancers’ DVDs for a tailor-made skills program!

When combined with Sign Enhancers' DVDs, a total of 8 CEUs can be earned.  

Author: 
Jenna Cassell
Imprint: 
Eden Prairie, Minn.: Sign Enhancers, c2007
Tell Me How It Reads: Tutoring Deaf and Hearing Students in the Writing Center
Summary: 

Babcock’s book is based on the resulting study of tutoring writing in the college context with both deaf and hearing students and their tutors. She describes sessions in detail between deaf students, hearing tutors, and the interpreters that help them communicate, using a variety of English or contact signing rather than ASL in the tutorials. These experiences illustrate the key differences between deaf-hearing and hearing-hearing tutorials and suggest ways to modify tutoring and tutor-training practices accordingly. Although this study describes methods for tutoring deaf students, its focus on students who learn differently can apply to teaching writing to learning disabled students, ESL students, and other students with different learning styles. Ultimately, the grounded theory analysis within Tell Me How It Reads provides a complete paradigm for tutoring in all writing centers.

Author: 
Rebecca Day Babcock
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2012
The Agony of Meniere's Disease: Please! Make My World Stop Spinning
Summary: 

Meniere’s disease is one of the more incapacitating things you can experience. If you suffer from your world spinning and have a fluctuating hearing loss together with noises in your ears, this book is for you. It explains what is known about Meniere’s, its causes and the best treatments available today. There are lots of hints that you can try out for yourself to reduce or eliminate the effects of Meniere’s disease. Since everyone is different, see what works for you.

Author: 
Neil G. Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2011
Parable Theater: Jeff 'n' Toby
Summary: 

Jeff Jackson and Toby Welch present eight modern-day parables that are based on the book of James.  The skits are designed to help start discussions relevant to the theme of each passage of scripture.  There is an accompanying printed booklet with scripture references and several discussion questions for each skit.  This DVD also includes the book of James from The Bible: ASL Translation.  The skit titles and accompanying scripture they represent are:

  •    Workout     James 1:1-4
  •    The Swimming Lesson    James 1:5-8
  •    Two Voices     James 1:12-18
  •    Strangers and Friends    James 2:1-9
  •    The Right Place?    James 2:14-17
  •    Dangerous Hands    James 3:1-12
  •    Chip Dips     James 4:1-10
  •    Growing Patience   James 5:7-8

Note: In the skit, ‘Two Voices,’ the subject of pornography is dealt with.

Author: 
Jeff Jackson; Toby Welch
Imprint: 
Council Bluffs, IA: Deaf Missions, 2008
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Shut Up and Sign Series
Summary: 

Bob Hiltermann, a deaf actor and comedian, teaches American Sign Language in a way meant to educate and entertain.  Bob uses Sim-Com. Outtakes are included at the end of each video.

Episode #1:        Don’t Worry, Be Happy                
This episode teaches introductions, emotions & states of being, verbs & nouns, and the first letters of the alphabet. The special features include a signed music video for “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. 

Episode #2:        We Are Family                 
This episode teaches family, inside the house, colors, pronouns, and more letters of the alphabet.  The special features include a signed music video for “We Are Family”.

Episode #3:        Cloud Lucky Seven
This episode teaches numbers, time concepts, and final letters of the alphabet.  The special features include a signed music video for “Cloud Lucky Seven.”

Author: 
Bob Hiltermann
Imprint: 
Van Nuys, Calif.: Shut up and Sign, 2012
Introduction to American Deaf Culture
Summary: 

Introduction to American Deaf Culture is the only comprehensive textbook that provides a broad, yet in-depth, exploration of how Deaf people are best understood from a cultural perspective, with coverage of topics such as how culture is defined, how the concept of culture can be applied to the Deaf experience, and how Deaf culture has evolved over the years. Among the issues included are an analysis of various segments of the Deaf community, Deaf cultural norms, the tension between the Deaf and disabled communities, Deaf art and literature (both written English and ASL forms), the solutions being offered by the Deaf community for effective living as Deaf individuals, and an analysis of the universality of the Deaf experience, including the enculturation process that many Deaf people undergo as they develop healthy identities.

Author: 
Thomas K. Holcomb
Imprint: 
New York: Oxford University Press, c2013
Bilingual Deaf and Hearing Families: Narrative Interviews
Summary: 

This study emphasizes the importance of family support for deaf members, particularly through the use of both American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken and/or written English. Research has shown how these factors influence such areas as a child’s development, performance in school, and relationships with brothers and sisters. In this volume, authors Barbara Bodner-Johnson and Beth S. Benedict concentrate on the vital, positive effects of bilingualism and how families that share their experiences with other families can enhance all of their children’s achievement and enrichment.

Author: 
Barbara Bodner-Johnson, Beth Sonnenstrahl Benedict
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, c2012
When Your Ears Ring!: Cope With Your Tinnitus: Here's How
Summary: 

If your ears ring, buzz, chirp, hiss or roar, you know just how annoying tinnitus can be. You do not have to put up with this racket for the rest of your life. Recent studies show that a lot of what we thought we knew about tinnitus is not true at all. Exciting new research reveals what you can do to eliminate or greatly reduce the severity of your tinnitus. In this book you will learn what causes tinnitus in the first place and the steps you can take to bring it under control.

Author: 
Neil G. Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2011
Dr. Wonder's Workshop: Season One
Summary: 

Dr. Wonder’s Workshop is a children’s television series performed entirely in American Sign Language by an all Deaf cast of actors and storytellers.  Join inventor Dr. Wonder and his group of creative friends as they work together, laugh together, and learn important life lessons.  There are thirteen episodes of the show, complete with Bible stories, object lessons, and original songs performed in sign language by the AMESLAN Kids.

Author: 
Silent Blessings, Deaf Video Communications and Deaf Missions
Imprint: 
Indianapolis, Ind.: Deaf Missions, p2007
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 8: Secondary Level PSE
Summary: 

This DVD will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings.  The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.”

DVD contains the following:

• Students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language
• A voiced interpretation of the student signer
• A CD that has a PDF file that contains a complete transcript of the voiced interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Deaf Mental Health Care
Summary: 

This volume presents a state of the art account of the clinical specialty of mental health care of deaf people. Drawing upon some of the leading clinicians, teachers, administrators, and researchers in this field from the United States and Great Britain, it addresses critical issues from this specialty such as:

  • Deaf/hearing cross cultural dynamics as they impact treatment organizations
  • Clinical and interpreting work with deaf persons with widely varying language abilities
  • Adaptations of best practices in inpatient, residential, trauma, and substance abuse treatment for deaf persons
  • Overcoming administrative barriers to establishing statewide continua of care
  • University training of clinical specialists
  • The interplay of clinical and forensic responses to deaf people who commit crimes
  • An agenda of priorities for Deaf mental health research

Each chapter contains numerous clinical case studies and places a heavy emphasis on providing practical intervention strategies in an interesting, easy to read style. All mental health professionals who work with deaf individuals will find this to be an invaluable resource for creating and maintaining culturally affirmative treatment with this population.

Author: 
Neil S. Glickman
Imprint: 
New York, NY: Routledge, 2013
The Deaf Child in a Hearing Family: Nurturing Development
Summary: 

For audiologists in clinic, for school-based audiologists and speech-language pathologists, and for special educators, the wisdom and many years experience shared here make this book an essential and practical guide to the effective management of hearing loss in children.

Boothroyd and Gatty's new book is based on the assumption that the parents are hearing and that spoken-language competence has been established as a goal. Divided into six parts, the authors first summarize basic information on sound, hearing, hearing loss, language, speech, speech perception, and child development. The authors then move on to deal with sensory aspects of management, including information on hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, room acoustics, and lipreading. The assumption is that a first step in management is to optimize and capitalize on hearing when it is present and provide supplements when it is not. The third part deals with steps that can be taken to enrich the child's learning environment.

 

Author: 
Arthur Boothroyd, Janice Gatty
Imprint: 
San Diego, Cali.: Plural Pub., c2012
Help! I'm losing My Hearing: What Do I Do Now?
Summary: 

Losing your hearing can flip your world upside down and leave your mind in a turmoil. You may be full of fears, wondering how you will be able to live the rest of your life as a hard of hearing person. You don't know where to turn. You lament, "What do I do now?" Set your mind at rest. This easy-to-read book, written by a fellow hard of hearing person, is packed with the practical knowledge and resources you need to successfully deal with your hearing loss and other ear problems.

Author: 
Neil G. Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2005, 2011

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