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Books: Disability Specific Resources: Hearing Impairment or Deafness

Includes Hearing Impairment, Deafness, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss.

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Coping with Hearing Loss: Plain Talk for Adults About Losing Your Hearing

This book is by Susan V. Rezen, Ph.D., Carl Hausman, Ph.D.; (2000) 287 pages; hard cover, $19.95.
From Harrington Communications, "Find out why hearing declines with age, how it affects a person's life, and what can be done about it. Topics include helpful suggestions to cope with hearing loss, emotional and social problems, information on doctors and audiologists, hearing aids, current telephone and television devices, approximate prices, tips for the workplace, movie theater, and other social situations. There is also a chapter focused on tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and an appendix of Internet resources." This book is available through Harrington Communications at the link above.

Dancing Without Music: Deafness in America

by Beryl Lieff Benderly, published by Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1980. ($22.00)
From the back cover, "Through the years, two burning issues have engaged the Deaf community: the importance of promoting sign language over oralism, and the critical need to secure the right of Deaf people to direct their own lives." This book reveals "all aspects of deafness,.. the formation of language.. and the nature of communication." This book has a new forward on "Deaf Rights Today." This book is available at Gaullaudet Press at the link above.

Deaf in America: Voices From A Culture

This book is by Carol Padden & Tom Humphries; (1988) 134 pages; soft cover, $18.95.
From Harrington Communications, "This unique book by Deaf authors illuminates the life and culture of Deaf people through their everyday talk and shared myths; their art and performances; and the lessons they teach one another. The tension between the hearing world's perception of the Deaf and the reality is evident in their stories. This book is available through Harrinton Communications through the link above.

Deaf Plus: A Multicultural Perspective

Edited by Kathee Christensen; (2000) 272 pages; soft cover, $18.95.
Teachers, administrators, psychologists, social workers, and families with deaf children will find this book full of information and recommendations to enhance the community surrounding these children. Essentially, it suggests possible changes in teacher preparation in order to create the leadership needed for communities striving to best serve these kids.

Families With Deaf Children: Discovering Your Needs & Exploring Your Choices

[(1997) VHS: 27 minutes; voiced] $3.95. Advice for parents of Deaf children, from parents of Deaf children. Like a support group, parents describe the choices they made to assist their children in becoming successful members of families and communities.

On the Job With Hearing Loss: Hidden Challenges. Successful Solutions

Author Becky Morris, published author, national and international conference presenter and recognized leader in ALDs in the hearing healthcare and Vocational Rehabilitation arena, addresses issues for people at every experience level. $29.95 This book provides a comprehensive look at the hidden challenges of hearing loss and practical solutions that can overcome the barriers.

Sound and Fury,

a film by Josh Aronson,"documents one family's struggle over whether or not to provide two deaf children with cochlear implants, devices that can stimulate hearing. As the Artinians of Long Island, New York debate what is the right choice for the two deaf cousins, Heather, 6, and Peter, 1 1/2, viewers are introduced to one of the most controversial issues affecting the deaf community today. Cochlear implants may provide easier access to the hearing world, but what do the devices mean for a person's sense of identity with deaf culture? Can durable bridges be built between the deaf and hearing worlds?" SOUND AND FURY was a 2001 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. For more information, visit the AronsonFilms link above. In 2006, Josh Aronson completed a new film SOUND AND FURY: SIX YEARS LATER a follow-up to the film SOUND AND FURY. For more information about the film and how to obtain copies, please email Josh Aronson directly at jaronson26@gmail.com

"Through Deaf Eyes", a film curated by Jack R. Gannon of Gallaudet University, explores 200 years of Deaf life in America inspired by the exhibition, "History Through Deaf Eyes." The work is an extensive collection of interviews of deaf Americans by Sign Language Associates, the National Association for the Deaf, Gallaudet University, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology and California State University- Northridge. Media artists with diverse views and language use contributed to the film. All of which added to the archival collection of Gallaudet University. A companion book is published by the Gallaudet University Press. The film was made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, the Annenberg Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many private individuals. Back to Top

Wired for Sound: A Journey into Hearing

By Beverly Biderman, published by Trifolium Books, Inc., 1998, ($12.90).
This book is the story of one woman's journey from deafness to hearing. This book also explains in detail information, the pros and cons about cochlear implants. This book is available at Amazon.com at the link above.

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