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Author Burkey, John M., 1959-

Title Overcoming hearing aid fears : the road to better hearing / John M. Burkey.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2003]


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 175 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-170) and index.
Contents Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Medical Observations on the Normal, Impaired, and Aided Ear; 2 Denial and Acceptance of Hearing Loss; 3 Appearance and Deeper Concerns; 4 Fears and Doubts; 5 Benefits for a Hearing Aid User; 6 Benefits for Friends and Family; 7 Hearing Aids 101; 8 Cost; 9 Rejoining the Hearing World; Glossary; References; Index.
Summary Approximately 10 percent of Americans (and nearly one-third of people age seventy and older) have some degree of hearing loss that, if left untreated, causes frustration, isolation, and depression. A hearing aid is a simple tool to improve careers, relationships, and self-esteem, and to provide independence and security. Yet of the nearly thirty million people with a hearing impairment, only about 20 percent choose to use one. This is true despite the fact that technological advances have enabled hearing aids to address a greater range of hearing losses, while making them smaller, better desig.
Note Print version record.
Subject Hearing aids -- Popular works.
Hearing Aids.
Persons With Hearing Impairments.
Hearing aids.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Hearing & Speech.
MEDICAL -- Audiology & Speech Pathology.
Hearing aids. (OCoLC)fst00953395
Genre/Form Popular Works.
Electronic books.
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Other Form: Print version: Burkey, John M., 1959- Overcoming hearing aid fears. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2003 0813533090 0813533104 (DLC) 2003000432 (OCoLC)51454466
ISBN 0813534879 (electronic bk.)
9780813534879 (electronic bk.)
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