Reading someone else’s story can be a comforting way to learn and to be inspired for your own hearing loss journey. Hearing loss can feel less lonely when we can see someone walking with us in spirit.
We’re lucky to know several terrific authors who’ve written eloquently and with open hearts about what it was like to lose their hearing, how they overcame barriers, and how they thrive in the world today.
Katherine Bouton, Shouting Won’t Help: Why I—and 50 Million Other Americans—Can’t Hear You
Bouton, a former New York times senior editor, lost her hearing suddenly when she was in her 30s. She shares her grief, her reluctance to tell others about it, and how she eventually received a CI. She also explores the issue of hearing loss more broadly.
Hannan writes about her hearing loss from a point of view that’s both hilarious and insightful. She also offers communication tips and advice.
Dr. Myers explains the psychology of hearing loss and also shares his own experiences as a hard-of-hearing person. Dr. Myers is also the founder of the Loop America movement to encourage hearing access.
Hannan and Eberts offer a “skills-based approach” to hearing loss that’s focused more on communication. They also talk about their own journeys.
Have you read books about hearing loss that have brought you insight, comfort, or inspiration? Leave us comment below.