Shouting Won’t Help: Why I - and 50 Million Other Americans - Can’t Hear You
by Katherine Boutin
Receiving positive reviews from People magazine and the New York Times Book Review, we couldn’t think of a better way to round out our must-reads list than with this critically-acclaimed work.
While Katherine Boutin’s Living Better with Hearing Loss (above) serves as more of an everyday guide for those who struggle with hearing issues, her second book on this list, Shouting Won’t Help, provides an emotional account of her own struggles—as well as her successes—with adult onset hearing loss.
In this memoir, Boutin recounts her own journey into deafness, and her return to the hearing world through the miracles of technology. She details her conversations with a number of doctors and hearing specialists, as well as others who are seeking the causes—and cures—for hearing loss, interweaving their stories with her own.
This informative and deeply-felt account paints a clear picture of what it’s like to live with what Boutin refers to as an “invisible disability,” making it a must-read for both those who struggle with limited hearing, as well as the families, friends, caregivers and employers of those who have hearing loss.
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