Are you searching for the perfect gift for the person in your life with hearing loss? Or maybe the perfect gift for yourself (self-care is always fun!). Consider the gift of skillful living with hearing loss.
Hearing loss does not come with an operating manual so that is why fellow-advocate Gael Hannan and I wrote “Hear & Beyond: Live Skillfully with Hearing Loss.” We both struggled for years to put together the right toolkit to live well with hearing loss. In the book, we share that knowledge to help smooth the path for others.
About “Hear & Beyond”
This is the book we wish we’d had at the start of our hearing loss journeys. In it we have tried to create, as one of the book’s endorsers Rebecca Alexander says, “the ultimate survival guide to living well with hearing loss.”
Through personal anecdotes, humor, and discussion, Gael and I share the ways we have learned to live skillfully with hearing loss. We discuss the big picture of the hearing loss journey and the importance of a positive mental attitude. We cover the technologies and non-technical tools that we use to communicate well. In the end, we tie it all together into Hearing Hacks—tips and workarounds—for almost every occasion—including holiday parties.
We hope you will recognize bits of yourself and your experiences in the book. And that it inspires you and your loved ones to live more skillfully with their own hearing challenges.
Special Holiday Offer for “Hear & Beyond”
As an incentive for your holiday-gift giving, Gael and I are offering a beautiful printable communication checklist that you and your family can use to make your holiday celebrations more hearing loss friendly.
How to get your exclusive gift
- Purchase one or more copies from your favorite retailer. Links to a variety of retailers are on our website.
- Email your receipt (a screen shot is fine!) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Check your email for a link to your printable communication checklist.
We hope you will share it with your friends and family to help create joyous and communication-rich holiday events. 😊
You Are Not Alone
The book’s dedication reads:
To all people living with hearing loss around the world. You are not alone.
Please remember that you are not alone this holiday season. The hearing loss community is strong and vibrant and we are here to support one another. We hope “Hear & Beyond” plays a role in that support for you.