Shouting Won't Help

Shouting Won't Help

For twenty-two years, Katherine Bouton had a secret that grew harder to keep every day. An editor at The New York Times, at daily editorial meetings she couldn't hear what her colleagues were saying. She had gone profoundly deaf in her left ear; her right was getting worse. As she once put it, she was "the kind of person who might have used an ear trumpet in the nineteenth century."

Audiologists agree that we're experiencing a national epidemic of hearing impairment.… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Her personal experiences of embarrassment, denial, anger, social isolation, stress and vanity, especially as they contribute to a years-long delay in the use of a hearing aid and, later, a cochlear implant and subsequent therapy, are discussed with admirable honesty and candor.

Bouton’s advice is sound, but the science is occasionally wobbly, probably because she receives conflicting information from audiologists and geneticists, who possess their own vocabularies when it comes to hearing.

A well-written, powerful book.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 19, 2013)

Collection: Sarah Crichton Books

Language: English

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