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  • The Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing is now providing telephone service, loans of print and video materials (via UPS or in Nashville, curbside pick-up at select locations), AND we are accepting new library card applications! We have expanded our online offerings (e-books and e-videos) and online programming!  For Events posted on the Calendar - please contact the sponsor to see if the event has been cancelled before you go. If you have questions, call us or email dhoh@nashville.gov.

Health/Medical

Aids: What the Deaf Community Needs to Know
Summary: 

Facts about AIDS are presented in an easily understood story format. What is AIDS? How is AIDS acquired? How is AIDS transmitted? What can you do to protect yourself from AIDS? All of these questions and more are addressed in this specially produced program for Deaf people.

Author: 
Susan Currie-Smith
Imprint: 
[S.l.] : SCS Productions ; Gallaudet Media [distributor], 2013, 1988
Sign 'n Sweat
Summary: 

An instructional exercise video in sign language using aerobics as a form of exercise. Tips on how to find your heart rate before exercising and during the exercise.

Author: 
Dept. of Physical Education and Recreation, Gallaudet University
Imprint: 
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University, 2013, 1987
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
Phantom Voices, Ethereal Music & Other Spooky Sounds: Musical Ear Syndrome
Summary: 

When hard of hearing people begin hearing phantom voices or music, they immediately worry they are going crazy. After all, only people with schizophrenia and other mental illnesses hear such sounds, right? Wrong! The truth is, thousands of sane hard of hearing people experience the spooky phantom voices. music and other sounds associated with Musical Ear syndrome. This book explains what these sounds are, what causes them, what you can do to alleviate or eliminate them, and how you can regain your peace of mind.

Author: 
Neil Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2011
Keys to Successfully Living With Your Hearing Loss
Summary: 

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.

Author: 
Neil G. Bauman
Imprint: 
Stewartstown, PA : Integrity First Publications, c2011
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
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
What Did You Say?: An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss
Summary: 

Nothing prepared Monique Hammond for her own sudden hearing loss, and her questions to medical professionals often left her with more questions than answers. What Did You Say? is the book she wishes she had when she was coping with and trying to understand her own hearing loss.

Hammond points out that she is not a professional hearing specialist, so her first important message is that people who experience any ear-related symptoms ''must consult their physician or ear specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.'' From there, she provides organized, easy-to-understand facts and details that enable readers to have educated discussions with their medical professionals. Weaving together her own experiences with a wealth of information, Hammond's wisdom and insights are invaluable, and her story is one that needs to be shared.

Author: 
Monique E. Hammond
Imprint: 
Minneapolis, MN: Two Harbors Press, c2012
Ear Responsible: Exploring the Skills for Hearing
Summary: 

Teaching youngsters how to care for their ears will provide them a lifetime of healthy learning enjoyment. But to hear, really hear, means youngsters must learn to be good listeners. A way for children to enjoyably explore the art of learning to listen.

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008

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