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Adult Aural Rehabilitation

  • Denzil N. Brooks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Denzil Brooks
    Pages 1-17
  3. Denzil Brooks
    Pages 18-32
  4. Denis Byrne
    Pages 48-67
  5. Denzil Brooks
    Pages 101-115
  6. Denzil Brooks
    Pages 116-131
  7. Karen Pedley
    Pages 132-150
  8. Valerie Cleaver
    Pages 151-169
  9. Denzil Brooks, Valerie Cleaver
    Pages 170-186
  10. Geoff Plant
    Pages 187-200
  11. Anthony Corcoran
    Pages 201-214
  12. Susan Bellman
    Pages 215-232
  13. David Preves
    Pages 233-258
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 259-268

About this book

Introduction

'Man's need for communication with his fellow man is possibly his greatest need and the fulfilment of his other needs and desires is largely dependent upon, or at the last greatly facilitated by, his ability to satisfy this basic one.' Louise Tracy Defective hearing disrupts human communication. It gives rise to anxiety, frustration, stress, isolation, loss of self-esteem, even loss of livelihood for the individual with a reduced capacity to receive and interpret sound. Because we live in families and communities, the effects of hearing loss are not restricted to the impaired individual. Those who associate with that person, especially those who are very close, are affected and prone to many of the same emotions and stresses. From the earliest times man has sought for remedies for hearing loss. Incantations, infusions, cuppings and bleedings, all have been advo­ cated and, with the rare, serendipitous exception, have been equally ineffective. The only real assistance for countless generations was to cup the hand behind the ear and ask the speaker to raise their voice.

Keywords

anxiety communication ear emotion hand hearing rehabilitation stress voice

Editors and affiliations

  • Denzil N. Brooks
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Audiology UnitWithington HospitalManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3452-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-33290-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3452-9
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