Powered On is the uplifting, true story of Sarah Churman's amazing transition from a life without natural hearing to a new world of sound. Nearly three decades after being born profoundly deaf, an advancement in technology allowed Sarah to hear the voices of her own children clearly for the very first time. In this deeply personal work, she reveals what it means to experience both sides of a disability-including the remarkable life skills and lessons she gained from years of being "inside herself," the joys inherent in listening, and the importance of tuning out certain noises in the commotion that surrounds us all.
Coping with Hearing Loss
This DVD contains 30 vignettes demonstrating four principles of behavior and how they operate in everyday situations commonly faced by hard of hearing people and those who interact with them. Each vignette is designed to increase awareness of the effects each person has on other people, and to illustrate specific things to do to increase interpersonal effectiveness. The format of the video encourages active participation (discussion) by viewers. An accompanying manual is available & is recommended with DVD.
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.
The book examines the emotions and struggles parents go through while raising a deaf child, as well as the family development as a whole in order to make sure that the child grows up with a healthy and strong personality.
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.
Hearing loss often blind-sides you. As a result, your first step should be to learn as much as you can about your hearing loss; then you will be able to cope better. This most interesting book explains how your ears work, the causes of hearing loss, what you can expect to hear with different levels of hearing loss and why you often can’t understand what you hear. Lots of audiograms and charts help make things clear. You will also discover a lot of fascinating things about how loud noises damage your ears.
This book contains a number of the author’s newspaper articles pertaining to hearing loss and hearing aids. Part I includes articles on hearing loss such as, “Hear Today. Gone Tomorrow?”, “Hearing Loss Is Sneaky!”, “The Wages of Din Is Deaf!”, “When Your Ears Ring...”, “Get In My Face Before You Speak!”, “How’s That Again?”, “Being Hard of Hearing Is Hard” and “I’m Deaf, Not Daft!” Part II includes articles on hearing aids such as, “You Better Watch Out...”, “Before Buying Your First Hearing Aid...”, “Please Don’t Lock Me Away in Your Drawer”, “Good-bye World of Silence!”, “Becoming Friends with Your Hearing Aids” and “Two’s Better Than One!”.
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.
Unheard Voices is a candid and compassionate portrayal of people coping with the life-changing impact of hearing loss. Gael Hannan, an actress with a profound hearing loss, portrays all the characters in this performance that covers the human spectrum of hearing loss–children, adults, women, men and professionals. It covers issues and adaptations connected with hearing aids and cochlear implants. The stories are both funny and moving, as ordinary words describe how hearing loss makes one feel and behave.
Hearing loss cuts you off from the hearing world in many ways, often leaving you depressed and with little self-esteem. The good news is you don't have to let things remain that way. When you put into practice the six keys explained in "Keys to Successfully Living with Your Hearing Loss", a happier and more confident "you" will rejoin the hearing world-on your own terms.