Making Sense of Your Child's Hearing Loss
... a Guide for Parents
Latest Update: This book is on hold indefinitely.
Summary of Book:
Making Sense of Your Child's Hearing Loss is designed to help parents with children that are newly diagnosed with hearing loss. Now that newborn hearing screening is becoming widespread, more and more parents of children with a hearing loss are finding out about the loss at an earlier age. The early detection presents many benefits, but parents may not be aware of what to do. This book attempts to help the parent learn what they need to do, as well as act as a resource to help them interpret the sometimes overwhelming information presented to them about hearing loss and options available to them. A key aspect of the book will be a comprehensive glossary, defining over 400 terms. The completed book [was] scheduled to be released in December, 2007.
The book is written primarily for hearing parents (and other loved ones) of young children recently diagnosed with a hearing loss. It will also have information useful for people caring for children with a hearing loss.
Please Note: The book has been delayed a few months, and should be ready sometime in December. However, we do have a 'Special Preview Edition' that is available through
Amazon. This special edition allowed us to meet
the official publish date and get the information out there to people who needed it immediately. That's one of the benefits of being a small publisher! So you can order it now, but if so, you will get this special preview edition, which has not been edited, proofread, or reviewed.
If you do order it, you'll get a coupon for a free copy of the final version.
- Title: Making Sense of Your Child's Hearing Loss - A Guide for Parents
- Pages: Expected to be about 150
- Binding: Paperback
- Price: $14.95 retail (less at discounters, such as Amazon).
- ISBN Number: 978-0-9795997-1-2
- LCCN: 2007929049
- Publish Date: 15 Oct 2007
The goal of writing this book is to get essential information to as many parents of children with hearing loss as possible. To accomplish this goal, the book will be reasonably priced, with attempts made to reach out to the target audience (such as making sure that Early Intervention organizations are aware of it).
Who I want to Review the Book:
Nobody is an expert at all the topics this book covers, so I am looking for people who have extensive knowledge in areas the book covers -- from other parents of children with hearing loss to audiologists, otologists, and speech therapists. Also, I would like to have some deaf adults review the book, and of course other parents of children with hearing loss. If you know of someone who you think might be willing to review the book, feel free to send them to this page for details, and they can E-mail me if they want to help review it.
What I want in reviewing the book:
- Ideas - I am looking for ideas of things that you think should be included, in case anything is missing. Especially important are any tips that other parents would find useful.
- Review - Once the first draft is ready, I am looking for some people to actually review it. Mainly, I am looking for  any errors, and  mispreresentation or bias (especially as it relates to deaf culture). The book will be professionally edited after the review, which will catch most grammar mistakes, typos, etc., but feel free to report anything you find. Do not feel that you need to review the whole book (which is certainly welcome, though!); feel free to concentrate on sections that are appropriate to your area of knowledge.
If you would be willing to help out, please
. Remember, there is no cost to people who review the book, and if you help contribute to the book, your name will appear in the acknowledgements.
Our breakdown of causes of congenital (at birth) hearing loss
Our ASL Dictionary Portal, an easy way to look up a word on multiple online dictionarys.
An alternate ASL Dictionary Portal, with the results appearing on the same page.
We're also working on a way to hook up the glossary from the book into webpages, so you can just click on a word to see the definition.
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