Hear Again: Back to Life with a Cochlear Implant

Hear Again: Back to Life with a Cochlear Implant

by Arlene Romoff
     
 

It's a medical miracle—and a story that will inspire you, touch you, and perhaps even change your own life (or the life of one you love). Arlene Romanoff began losing her hearing when she was just twenty and started a slow descent into deafness. No cause could be found; no known cure existed. She struggled to function, using hearing aids and reading lips. But,

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It's a medical miracle—and a story that will inspire you, touch you, and perhaps even change your own life (or the life of one you love). Arlene Romanoff began losing her hearing when she was just twenty and started a slow descent into deafness. No cause could be found; no known cure existed. She struggled to function, using hearing aids and reading lips. But, just as soon as she gained a coping skill or a new piece of equipment, her hearing would worsen again, leaving her back at the beginning. Finally, nothing at all worked: she had become profoundly deaf. Her salvation lay in the most cutting-edge technology: a surgically implanted cochlear implant, with computer chip and magnet. Once attached to an external device that stimulates the auditory nerve.hearing is possible once again. Here is the amazing diary of her experiences, shared with family, friends, and colleagues. It will let you know—probably for the first time—what life is like without sound.and how it feels to join the hearing world once again.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This is a book about joy and the wonder of small things. More than a diary of Romoff's first-year experiences with her cochlear implant (CI), it is a record of her growing confidence as her hearing gradually improved after a 30-year decline into profound deafness. Compiled from her Internet postings, the book offers much for those contemplating a CI but also for anyone who enjoys graceful writing. Romoff draws the reader into a world of rediscovered delights: the ping of an elevator button, the jingle of keys, or the pleasures of social gatherings, music, and no-longer-silent nature walks. This book does not address the technical aspects of cochlear implants or the controversy over implants within the deaf community, but it does chronicle one person's yearlong odyssey from deafness to functional hearing. Purchase where interest warrants. Ann Forister, Roseville P.L., CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967784304
Publisher:
League of the Hard of Hearing
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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