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Discussion Date: january 16, 2014


Cover Image Shouting Won't Help : Why I--And 50 Million Other Americans-- Can't Hear You
Bouton, Katherine, 1947-
New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

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

Cover Image Baby Boomers and Hearing Loss : A Guide to Prevention and Care
Burkey, John M., 1959-
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006.

In a reassuring and straightforward style, audiologist John Burkey shows readers how they can continue to enjoy youthful living, regardless of whether their hearing abilities are undiminished or severely compromised.

Cover Image Listening Below the Noise : The Transformative Power of Silence
LeClaire, Anne D.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2010, c2009.

"Reflects on how silence can help us expand our awareness, ignite and nurture creativity, and achieve inner peace"--P. [4] of cover.

This website of the Better Hearing Institute contains news related to hearing, hearing loss, and hearing loss solutions.

Hearing Loss
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Overview describes causes, conditions, care for those experiencing hearing loss.

Hearing Aid Buying Guide
Consumer Reports
Brief overview of smart practices in shopping for prescription and non-prescription hearing aids.
Author Dianne Schilling asserts the importance of effective listening at work and at home and offers 10 steps to improve listening.
Titled “How to be a good listener,” this article by Roger Darlington offers several suggestions for improving listening skills.
An auditory neuroscientist at Brown University distinguishes between hearing and listening and asserts that we can train our listening just as we can train any other skill.
This short piece differentiates hearing and listening, makes a case for the importance of listening, and offers 10 principles of effective listening.

Hearing Loss is 'Incredibly Common
Anita Manning
USA Today. (Mar. 21, 2011): Lifestyle: p07D.

Hearing Loss Signals Need for Diagnosis
States News Service. (Nov. 6, 2013):

Noise to You, But Music To Her Ears
Jim Dwyer
The New York Times. 157.54401 (Aug. 13, 2008): News: pB1(L).

How To Use the Holiday Spirit to Talk to Loved Ones About Hearing Loss
UWIRE Text. (Sept. 29, 2013): p1.

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