Summary: Therapist Dr. Michael A. Harvey counsels patients coping with often unseen, painful effects of hearing loss--social isolation, discrimination, abandonment, frustrating and pervasive communication barriers, and feelings of sadness, helplessness, and anger. This inspiring collection of ten true stories relates how, through therapeutic dialogue, Sue, Steven, Norma, Eric, and others, embark on an odyssey familiar to millions of people: overcoming the daunting new challen ...show moreges of diminished hearing, the greatest one being accepting change without losing a sense of self-worth and dignity.
Audiology professionals, speech pathologists, family members, and persons experiencing hearing loss will find Odyssey of Hearing Loss: Tales of Triumph illuminating and helpful. The insights Dr. Harvey gleans from his sessions with the different personalities in these tales of triumph signal that empathy and understanding can lead to hope and growth.
A clinical psychologist in private practice and an adjunct faculty member at Boston University and previously at Gallaudet University, Dr. Michael Harvey also wrote Listen with the Heart: Relationships and Hearing Loss, available from DawnSignPress. Both books serve as excellent texts for audiology and speech pathology programs and provide an important and healing gift for those who love and cherish, provide services to, or are themselves people with a hearing loss. ...show less
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