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Shouting Won't Help: Why I--and 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear You

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  • Posted February 19, 2013

    I must preface this with--I have not yet read the book, but was

    I must preface this with--I have not yet read the book, but was intrigued by the title. Dr. Oz somewhat recently had a segment on the use of NSAID pain killers and their correlation to hearing loss--just thought I'd pass that on so you can look it up.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    not very helpful

    I have been hearing-impaired for most of my life, and deaf for the past couple of years. This book is too technical to be helpful to the average person. It might be more helpful to someone who is not yet deaf, or someone who was just diagnosed. I have been through countless medical and audiologist procedures. This book was not helpful to me, and was very disappointing. Save your money. I was I did.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    If people would only face me and talk normally...

    I, like the author am hard of hearing. I have also worked with the Deaf for more than 50 years. This book tells it like it is and if folks would only be more understanding (no, I don't use Braille) and (yes, I can hear some).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    I have Meniere's disease and have lost 90% of my hearing in my l

    I have Meniere's disease and have lost 90% of my hearing in my left ear, 60% of hearing in my right ear, about 20 years ago. This book was a revelation for me. Ms. Bouton writes with candor and compassion about realities I've tried to hide, even from myself. I'm very grateful for this book and am sharing with people in my life who, I'm sure, have struggled to understand what I'm living with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Highly recommended

    After receiving information that I am hearing impaired, I ordered this book. The author is hearing impaired. She provided much information about her disability. It was a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    I found this book extremely helpful as I have traveled a similar

    I found this book extremely helpful as I have traveled a similar journey.  The hearing world would benefit from reading it.   Yes, it has some technical discussions, but they are appropriate and informative. Ms. Bouton was very receptive to my email inquiry.  Living with a steady loss for the past 16 years, the "ripple effect" involving the personal devastation of gradual hearing loss (social, economic, psychological, etc.) has been more than challenging.  I thankful that Ms. Bouton put her experience into words and I look forward to following her journey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Interesting and useful

    As a person with 'moderate' hearing loss I found this book to be both interesting and useful. Now i fully understand why i no longer enjoy parties as much as i used to. I see that i have been withdrawing from people outside of my immediate family. And I understand why it is important for me to wear my hearing aids everyday. (I used to wear them only while in business meetings where I absolutely had to hear everything that was said.)

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

    Bouton nails it clean! Being hearing deficiet all my life and st

    Bouton nails it clean! Being hearing deficiet all my life and still achieve a high level career position, I appreciate her perspective and the many struggles along the way. This book is an excellent education for hearing people, especially bosses and co-workers, and reinforcement for those who suspect they are hearing impaired but don't want to acknowledge it, and hopefully will elevate understanding for everyone with regard to the impact of hearing loss. Many thanks to Katherine Bouton. Now lets get a reliable technical manual out so we can find the equipment we need to help us carry on.

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