Odyssey of Hearing Loss: Tales of Triumph

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These 10 true stories document the assaults to self-esteem, the isolation, and the spiritual crises that are faced by individuals with hearing loss, giving an intimate account of how each person triumphed and how therapeutic dialogue offers growth and inspiration. The struggles with the psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of hearing loss in these stories reveals lessons valuable to anyone looking for self-understanding. Readers with acquired hearing loss will find validation of their experiences, and ...

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Overview

These 10 true stories document the assaults to self-esteem, the isolation, and the spiritual crises that are faced by individuals with hearing loss, giving an intimate account of how each person triumphed and how therapeutic dialogue offers growth and inspiration. The struggles with the psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of hearing loss in these stories reveals lessons valuable to anyone looking for self-understanding. Readers with acquired hearing loss will find validation of their experiences, and friends and family of people with hearing loss will find avenues for increased understanding and empathy.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Inspiring as ever, Dr. Harvey is a master storyteller—weaving powerful personal and sometimes heart-wrenching stories with potent psychological insights, but without the jargon. Cleverly and beautifully told!"  —Marylyn Howe, president, Association of Late-Deafened Adults

"Dr. Harvey has examined the depths of common human experiences and applied it to those with hearing loss. However, the material is relevant to anyone whose life touches those who can't hear well. . . . Dr. Harvey demonstrates the incredible capacity of humans, including himself, for growth when challenged, but with the reality that sometimes total success is elusive."  —Susan Rezen, professor of audiology, Worcester State College; author, Coping with Hearing Loss

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A reader with a hearing loss will find Odyssey enriching and encouraging; a hearing reader will gain a greater respect for the feelings and resiliency of those who have hearing loss.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581210071
  • Publisher: DawnSignPress
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,354,571
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. Harvey, PhD, is a psychologist who specializes in deafness and hearing loss. He is the author of Listen with the Heart: Relationships and Hearing Loss, The Odyssey of Hearing Loss, and Psychotherapy with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Chapter 1 A Framework 1
Chapter 2 Dear Mom and Dad, if Only You Had Known 12
Chapter 3 Progressive Hearing Loss, Men, and Our Fathers 28
Chapter 4 Changing the Rules of Trivial Pursuit 44
Chapter 5 Between Two Worlds 63
Chapter 6 Presbycusis, Mortality, and Brussels Sprouts 85
Chapter 7 Tinnitus No More: Aspen Here I Come! 104
Chapter 8 Escaping the Dungeon of Oppression 123
Chapter 9 Pockets of Gold 144
Chapter 10 The Anatomy of Trauma and Triumph 163
Chapter 11 Resilience to Trauma: An Inspirational Voice from Cyberspace 179
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