Hearing Differently: The Impact of Hearing Impairment on Family Life / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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This book explores and analyses 150 in-depth interviews withhearing impaired people, including eleven couples in committedrelationships where one partner is hearing and the other is hearingimpaired. Detailed information was obtained about the way eachcouple managed conflict, decision making, household chores,communication, and perceived the hearing impairment within theirrelationship. Five major strands emerge: intimate familyrelationships, social support networks, communication strategies,the nature of care and recommendations for social policy. Bydrawing from the fields of family therapy, marital therapy,counselling, family sociology, social policy, psychology, socialpsychology and linguistics as well as disability and deafness, anew broader and more positive picture emerges.
This ground-breaking book is aimed at professionals who wouldlike to work more effectively with deaf and hearing impairedpeople. Although not a 'How to Cope' book, it will also interesthearing impaired people themselves because of the enormous numberof insights offered.
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Table of ContentsPart I:
The nature of the study.
Ways of looking at hearing loss and relationships.
Hearing loss and families.
Hearing loss and initiating serious relationships.
Hearing loss and established couples: attachment/caregiving.
Hearing loss and established couples: mutuality.
Hearing loss and children.
Hearing loss and social networks.
Hearing loss and kinship networks.
Hearing loss and wider networks.
Hearing loss and bereavement.
Social policy issues and conclusions.
Provisions for people with acquired hearing loss: howadequate?