By David G. Myers
How do humans do something about listening to loss? during this research, David Myers, who has himself suffered slow listening to loss, explores the issues confronted by way of the tough of listening to at domestic and at paintings and offers info at the new know-how and surgeries on hand.
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How much should I worry about pending talk shows? The hard of hearing can err in either direc- Relationships 29 tion—by denying their disability or by blaming too much on it. Interpreting Responses 11 JULY 1992 Further musings about the ambiguities of interpreting people’s responses to hearing impairment. Yesterday I was following the flow nicely in a talk show interview on a large St. Louis station. The hosts and the first two callers projected well. As the third caller offered her prescription for happy living, I turned my phone volume control up to 10 and switched the phone from the familiar left-ear position to what I now realize is my better (right) ear.
Well, I tell her, if she thinks my hearing is so bad as that, then she should have some understanding of why I am enjoying classroom teaching less and less and why I might want to shift away from teaching conversationally (in classrooms) to teaching predominantly through my writing. My teaching seems to be beginning a downhill slide. Although formal student evaluations of my teaching last semester were still gratifying, they were down a bit from previous student evaluations. Meanwhile, my writing still seems to be going well.
My worried future in-laws] would have been even more concerned had they known that the divorce rate of deafand-hearing marriages is close to 90 percent. Such marriages tend to break down for the usual reasons: because of a lack of understanding, communication, and flexibility between the partners. (p. 157) Although Carol and I both come from hearing cultures, I can believe that communication problems strain the marriages of the deaf—and of the hearing-impaired. I believe it from having experienced minor communication breakdowns in our own marriage, and from observing the reduced communication between my faithful father and my mother.
A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss by David G. Myers