Social psychologist David Myers, a
middle-aged hard of hearing person and the son of a woman deafened late in life,
offers a first-person account of the hard of hearing experience. A Quiet
World: Living with Hearing Loss tells stories of hurt, humor, and hope;
explains the psychology of hearing and hearing loss; and explores the powerful
new hearing technologies.
"Psychologist Dave Myers invites us into his life to share
his experiences of hearing loss. He is the perfect guide to a quiet world. He is
honest and aware of the difficulties, and yet optimistic and humorous. As Dave
comes to grips with his hearing loss, he has a wry, engaging sympathy for
himself and his family. This book educated me in the true sense of the word. I
am a different person now, with new ways to behave when I am with loved ones who
are facing hearing loss."
Mary Pipher, Author, Reviving Ophelia
"Gentle, insightful, and moving...in graceful prose,
sprinkled with self-deprecating humor...Myers's writing is so honest and
sympathetic that one need not be dealing with a handicap to feel his optimism
and inner strength."
November 1, 2000
- Yale University press release
- Opening entries
- Induction loop systems
(transforming hearing aids into loudspeakers)—the need, the rationale, the
Links to other resources
Nonprofit organizations Serving the Hard of Hearing
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