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Sound Sense

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Living and Learning with Hearing Loss

An upbeat self-help book for hard of hearing individuals.

Sound Sense by Sara Laufer Batinovich

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  • Sound Sense by Sara Laufer Batinovich
In nine pointed chapters, Author Sara Batinovich, who has a hearing loss, shares her experiences and knowledge in turning every challenge into an opportunity to become one’s best self-advocate.

Batinovich begins in the workplace, offering advice on winning a job, keeping it, and developing a long-term career, as well as how to reduce stress and establish fulfilling professional relationships with colleagues. She provides tips on improving communication raging from having salespeople face you for easier speechreading to parsing boarding announcements at airports and play-by-play at ballparks. Her practical handbook also presents step-by-step guidance for getting hearing aid or a cochlear implant and finding one’s way through prickly insurance claim mazes.

Sound Sense features information on finding a service dog, securing legally mandated accommodations for continuing education, tips on exercise and health, and even sensitive suggestions on strengthen personal relationships. Batinovich’s vivacious style and her own anecdotes add a positive, genuine sensibility to her books value as a comprehensive guide to living with hearing loss. . [Sara Laufer Batinovich; (2010) 248 pages; soft cover]

Product Type Book
Language English
ISBN 9781563684715
UPC 9781563684715

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  1. A gift with a purpose Review by Hearing_Better
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    My brother gave this to me. It is chock-full of advice and suggestions from a woman with hearing loss who has studied a lot about it, too. There is a lot of research about hearing aid policies and insurance that gave me a lot of background about hearing aid coverage. The author has a cochlear implant and a hearing aid, and has been to college and working with a hearing loss successfully. She also has a hearing dog, and has had experience fighting discrimination because of her disability. The style of this book is informative but not scholarly, even though it comes from an academic publisher. There are funny stories from the author;s life about having a hearing loss at work that I could relate to, also. Definitely a useful guide and reference for just about everyone! (Posted on 2/19/2011)

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