Focusing on finding answers to the questions, “Why me?” and “What do I do now?”, the author shares true stories from his psychotherapy practice with individuals, couples, and families. Virtually all of them have grappled with painful and unfamiliar barriers to communication and with a shaken sense of identity. Their self-discovery and adjustment will move you and give fresh insight into the impact of a hearing loss on individuals accustomed to the world of sound.
Sympathetic, gentle, and encouraging, Listen with the Heart: Relationships and Hearing Loss is written for family and friends as well as professionals. It is an excellent text for college and graduate level courses in psychology, mental health counseling, speech and hearing, special education, and deaf education.
Dr. Michael Harvey is a clinical psychologist in private practice and an adjunct faculty member at Boston University and previously at Gallaudet University.