What Did You Say?: An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss, Second Edition

What Did You Say?: An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss, Second Edition

by Monique E. Hammond

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634138284
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part 1 My Story

1 The Day Life Changed Forever 1

2 My Last Days as a Fully Hearing Person 5

3 D-Day and Beyond 9

4 In Search of Medical Help 13

5 Interviews with the Specialists 17

6 The Hospital Stay 23

7 Going Home 29

8 New Realities 33

9 Moving On 37

Part 2 A Journey of Discovery

10 Steep Learning Curve 41

11 Road Map for the Journey - How the Ear Works 43

12 Audiology and Hearing Tests 55

13 The Elements of an Audiogram 69

14 Quantifying a Hearing Loss 79

15 The Many Causes of Hearing Loss 85

16 Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) 95

17 Ototoxic Substances 109

18 The MRI 119

19 Tumors 123

20 Equilibrium and Balance: Ears, Eyes, and Body Sensors 125

21 Regaining Balance 133

22 Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) 139

23 Ménière's Disease 145

Part 3 When Hearing Loss is Only the Beginning

24 Tinnitus 157

25 Tinnitus Types and the Importance of a Medical Evaluation 161

26 Tinnitus Management Basics 171

27 Professional Tinnitus Management: Products, Treatments, Medications 185

28 Excessive Noise Sensitivity: Recruitment and Hyperacusis 211

Part 4 Hearing Instrument Basics: Styles, Technology, Sales

29 Authorized to Buy a Hearing Aid and My First Hearing Aid Class 223

30 Hearing Aid Types and Styles 233

31 Hearing Instrument Technology 243

32 Buying a Hearing Aid: Practitioners and Regulations 255

33 Buying a Hearing Aid: Balancing Trust and Caution 261

Part 5 Assistive Listening Devices; ASL; Speech Reading

34 Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) and Applications 271

35 American Sign Language (ASL) and Speech Reading 287

Part 6 Surgical Implants

36 Hearing Device Implants 293

37 Middle Ear Implants (MEIs) 295

38 Cochlear Implant (CI) 297

39 Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) 307

Part 7 Feelings and Emotions, Support Groups, and Organizations

40 Feelings and Emotions 315

41 Communication Challenges 323

42 Gateways to the World of Hearing Loss: Associations, Organizations, Support Group 329

43 Future Outlook: Focus on Education and Prevention 333

Appendix

Checklists

1 Preparing for a Primary Care Physician Appointment Regarding Hearing Loss 340

2 Preparing for Hearing Tests 342

3 Preparing for an Ear Specialist Appointment 343

4 Selecting a Hearing Aid Vendor 344

5 Buying a Hearing Aid 346

6 Buying a Hearing Aid: The T-coil 348

7 Preparing for a Doctor Appointment Regarding Tinnitus 349

8 Preparing for an Audiologist Appointment Regarding Tinnitus Treatment 351

9 Selected Information Websites (in alphabetical order) 352

References Arranged by Chapter 353

Glossary and Index 385

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