My New Book

SMART HEARING: Strategies, Skills and Resources for Living Better with Hearing Loss. Smart Hearing_Cover_highres

You can get it online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble, in paperback or ebook for Kindle or Nook.

If you’re one of the the millions of Americans who have experienced hearing loss, whether newcomer or longtime veteran, this book is for you. It’s also for your friends and family, employers, counselors, clergy. Hearing loss is much misunderstood.

If you follow my blog, you’ve read some of this, but there’s much much more. Smart Hearing is an easy-to-read, comprehensive look at a big, confusing field. I hope you’ll read it, and share it with others who don’t seem to fully get what it is like to have hearing loss.

The opening chapters are about the basics: how to find an audiologist, how to buy a hearing aid, and how pay for it. Later chapters guide you through the world of assistive listening technology, CART captioning, hearing loops, and telecoils. Find out what a cochlear implant is, and who can benefit from one. Chapters on tinnitus and vertigo offer suggestions for prevention and treatment. (In the case of vertigo, some of the suggestions are from personal experience.)

The past year has been a tumultuous time in the hearing-health field. Smart Hearing untangles the confusion about over-the-counter hearing aids, PSAPs, the FDA and what it approves and what it doesn’t.

Everyday experiences are often frustrating for those with hearing loss: dinner parties, travel, work, restaurants. There’s a chapter on managing each of these challenges.

Finally, Smart Hearing urges reader to take note of the sometimes significant health costs of not treating hearing loss.

I hope you’ll read it and share it, and maybe even get your library to order it.

15 thoughts on “My New Book

  1. Congratulations, Katherine! I look forward to reading your book. Even though I’ve been wearing hearing
    aids for 45 years, there is always something new to learn.

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    • Thanks Wendy, buy it for them!
      No one ever knows enough about hearing loss, including those of us who have made it a profession. Everything is changing so fast. Luckily I have my blog to update the book — which actually is up to date as of Oct 1. 2018.

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  2. I have read and very much appreciate your new book. You really have done a lot of research and thinking on this subject. Helps me understand that hearing impairment can remain as a strong handicap to cope with even with the best technology currently available. I should soon have one of the Oticon clip on blue tooth microphones to possibly improve conversation applications with my Oticon aids.

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