Clinical Audiologist Dr. Richard Carmen has been
writing consumer books and articles on hearing
loss for more than 25 years. He received his Doctor
of Audiology Degree from the Arizona School of
Health Sciences, a division of the Kirksville
College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been practicing
Audiology and issuing hearing aids since 1972
during which time he pioneered research into the
effects of metabolic diseases on hearing. He holds
advisory positions on a number of national boards
and has written extensively in the field as a
regular contributor to various hearing journals.
He has appeared in such popular consumer-based
periodicals as The Saturday Evening Post,
Ladies’ Home Journal and Self
Magazine. Among his previous books, three
were written for consumers.
The writers in this book are the experts. If you had ten thousand dollars to spend on this educational process, you couldn't get any better guidance than what you’ll find here. I don't say this because I'm the editor, but because these practitioners, scientists, audiologists, educators, and researchers provide you with your personal bridge to healing, if you give yourself the permission to go after it. If you suffer, if relationships have been compromised, if you’re at your wits end, if the outside world in which you move in and out of is frustrated by the way they feel you’re not dealing with your hearing problem, this book was written for you. This book isn’t just for the resistant hard of hearing individual. It can be the most expedient path to getting help for anyone with hearing loss—your personal bridge to healing. That's what "Bridge to Healing" means. That's why it is the subtitle.