Books and Magazines

  • A Quest World: Living with Hearing Loss by David Myers: Written by an author who has suffered gradual hearing loss, this book explores the problems faced by the hard of hearing and provides information on technology and surgical procedures that are available.
  • I Can Finally Hear Birds: A Candid, Comical And Intimate Journey About Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease And Cochlear Implants by Nancy Chovancek: This book describes what it has been like to have hearing loss, Meniere’s Disease, vertigo, and a cochlear implant from the perspective of the author. The overall tone of the book is positive as she describes the emotional journey and coping mechanisms while living with these conditions. 
  • Hearing Aids 101: A Layman’s Guide by Thomas Shaw: This book provides easy to understand guidance regarding hearing loss and hearing aids. If you are considering hearing aids, this book will provide detailed information on the pros/cons of these devices and how to find the right hearing aid for you.
  • Raising Kids with Cochlear Implants: Personal Narratives from a Family's Journey by Amy Milani, PhD: Written by the mother of two children born with hearing loss, this book includes personal narratives and reflections on the joys and challenges of raising kids with cochlear implants. Dr. Milani’s stories encourage and guide parents of children with implants in providing the best possible care and resources early in life.
  • Living Better With Hearing Loss: A Guide to Health, Happiness, Love, Sex, Work, Friends … and Hearing Aids by Katherine Bouton: This is a guide to daily living with hearing loss of all degrees of severity. It includes anecdotes, information about hearing loss technology, humor, and tips from experience. It is written by someone with adult-onset hearing loss.
  • Shouting Won’t Help: Why I -- and 50 Million Other Americans -- Can’t Hear You by Katherine Bouton: By the same author who wrote “Living Better With Hearing Loss: A Guide to Health, Happiness, Love, Sex, Work, Friends … and Hearing Aids”, this book is a memoir about Bouton’s progressive hearing loss and what it was like to live with an invisible disability.
  • Rebuilt: My Journey Back to the Hearing World by Michael Chorost: A memoir by a cochlear implant user who had severe hearing loss since birth, likely caused by rubella fever. He relays his perception of the sound created by the cochlear implant, describes conversations and music through the mechanical device, and speaks on how his social  interactions have been affected by the cochlear implant.
  • Hearing Health Magazine: Created by the Hearing Health Foundation, Hearing Health Magazine provides up-to-date information about all aspects of hearing health including information on hearing loss, prevention, treatment options, research, personal stories, and more.




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