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Recommended Books

This is a short list of books that we have found helpful or fun. Clicking on a link will take you to where you can read a more complete description or even buy the item.

Sue Schwartz, PhD has written several books. Sue was a guest on All About Ears on Monday April 17, 2000.

Choices in Deafness : A Parents' Guide...'

"The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs: A Guide for Parents and Teachers"

Marshall Chasin is the director of research at the Center for Human Performance and Health Promotion in Hamilton, Canada -known as the Musician's Clinic.

"Musicians and the Prevention of Hearing Loss" is fairly technical, but it should be required reading for any professional musician who wants to protect his hearing. Audiologists who work with musicians will find it very helpful also. It is a fairly small, paperback book, but it is loaded with detailed information about specific instruments. We have quoted from it extensively on All About Ears.

Martin L.A. Sternberg's "The American Sign Language Dictionary" and CD-ROM 2.0 is an excellent reference and the CD-ROM really helps you understand the way the sign is supposed to be made.

"A Consumer Guide to Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids" is a paperback by Richard Carmen book that many of our patients have found helpful.

"Do You Hear Me: Laughs for the Hard of Hearing by the Hard of Hearing" by Maxwell Schneider, is a small book of humor that our patients enjoy.

Ok, so it's not a book, but we have enjoyed watching STOMP perform on television, and now there is a video. "STOMP OUT LOUD" is a very unusual percussion group that we think will appeal to the hard of hearing crowd.

This bestseller has lots of good advice on aging, but the reason I've included it here, is that it has a wonderful chapter on hearing loss, and another on Tinnitus. If you know someone who hasn't recognized his or her hearing loss yet, and is unsure of what to do, this is the book to read. The book is "Live Now, Age Later" by Isadore Rosenfeld, MD.