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The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus
How Hearing Loss Impacts Relationships—Motivating Your Loved One
by Richard E. Carmen, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology
(Auricle Ink Publishers, 107 pages, Jan/2005)
Softcover: $15.95

Book Summary:

There are more than 28,000,000 Americans with hearing loss. Twenty percent have sought help for themselves. Eighty percent have not. Among then 80 percent, many dismiss the extent of the problem, some deny they even have a problem, but almost all are resistant to seeking help. This results in millions of loved ones and their families enduring unnecessary strife and conflict.

This is the first book exclusively for families that explains how to manage the frustrations of a highly resistant loved one who won’t seek treatment for hearing loss. It peels away layer after layer and exposes what is behind the resistance. Vanity, stigma and denial are addressed straight on. Steps are provided on how to conquer the emotional and psychological consequences that often bring crisis to the entire family. Besides fascinating insights into the psychological mechanisms behind resistance, clarified is the essential role family members play in shifting their loved one from “struggling to hear” to “hearing independence.” It will inspire readers to make the necessary adjustments in their lives that can result in profound changes and a higher quality of life for everyone.

Author Bio:

Dr. Carmen 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. He currently resides in Sedona Arizona where he manages his clinical practice.

How Hearing Loss
Impacts Relationships

ISBN: 978-09661826-3-7
Soft Cover Only
Price $15.95