Praise for Hear & Beyond
“Shari Eberts and Gael Hannan have created the ultimate survival guide to living well with hearing loss. For some readers, it will spark a sweeping life change. For others, it will be a turning point on their hearing loss journey. A must-read.”
—Rebecca Alexander, lcsw-r, mph, advocate; author, Not Fade Away
“This book is a game-changer! Gael Hannan and Shari Eberts offer a unique skills-based approach to living better with hearing loss. Its powerful strategies and engaging personal stories create a hopeful path forward for anyone affected by hearing loss.”
—Barbara Kelley, executive director, Hearing Loss Association of America
“Smart, funny, engaging. These three words sum up the easy-to-read and entirely enjoyable book. I highly recommend this book, for all—whether you have hearing loss or not, because, undoubtedly, you know someone who does.”
—Ruth Warick, president, International Federation of Hard of Hearing People
About Hear & Beyond
The hearing loss journey doesn’t come with an operating manual—until now.
If you have hearing loss, you already know that the conventional approach to treatment is focused on hearing-aid technology. What’s missing from this hearing care model is the big picture—a real-life illustration of how hearing loss, its emotions, and its barriers affect every corner of your life.
Now, hearing-health advocates Shari Eberts and Gael Hannan offer a new skills-based approach to hearing loss that is centered not on hearing better, but on communicating better.
With honesty and humor, they share their own hearing loss journeys, and outline invaluable insights, strategies, and workarounds to help you engage with the world and be heard.
Hear & Beyond is the how-to guide they wish they’d had at the start of their hearing loss journeys.
About the Authors
Shari Eberts is a passionate hearing health advocate and internationally recognized author and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is the founder of Living with Hearing Loss, a popular blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and tinnitus, and an executive producer of We Hear You, an award-winning documentary about the hearing loss experience. Shari also serves on the board of directors of Hearing Loss Association of America. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Duke University.
Gael Hannan is a renowned humorist, writer, and speaker on hearing loss issues. She is a leading international hearing health advocate, who creates awareness campaigns, school programs, and award-winning presentations to help people better understand the life with hearing loss, including her ground-breaking one-woman show Unheard Voices. Gael’s critically-acclaimed book The Way I Hear It: A Life with Hearing Loss, written as part memoir and part survival guide, has helped readers around the world to embrace their own hearing challenges. Gael has profound hearing loss and is bimodal, using both a hearing aid and a cochlear implant.
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Finally, An Owner’s Manual for Successful Communication—Hearing Health & Technology Matters
Review in Canadian Audiology—Canadian Audiology
Podcast Interview with Shari & Gael—Ida Institute
Go Further with Hear & Beyond?
Living skillfully with hearing loss is not easy, but it is possible. Shari and Gael are available for lectures, interactive workshops, and remote sessions to help you and your group better understand the strategies discussed in Hear & Beyond.