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The Way Gael Hears It!

I just finished reading Gael Hannan’s new book, The Way I Hear It, and I LOVED it!  I can recommend it highly to anyone with a hearing loss, as well as their family and friends, and professionals who work with the hard-of-hearing.


I met Gael at an HLAA conference a few years ago and enjoyed her very entertaining and informative presentation.  I have been following her blog at Hearing Health Matters.  If you are not familiar with Gael, you can read about her and subscribe to Hearing Health Matters (HHTM)  here.  Gael is a very talented presenter and writer.  She uses humor to discuss some very sensitive topics, while at the same time sharing insights and advice about difficult hearing loss issues.

I found this book easy to read and well organized with dialogues, tables, and lists such as “Principles of Hearing Loss Success,” “How to Stop Bluffing and Get Back into the Game,” and “10 Good Reasons to Wear Hearing Aids.” Gael shares personal stories, original poems, a few of the articles from her blog, and provides a great deal of helpful information for anyone affected by hearing loss.  Some of the topics covered are communication strategies, hearing technology, traveling with a hearing loss, and working with your audiologist.

Gael had me laughing out-loud at many of her stories, usually because I could relate so well to her experiences.  Her introduction starts with “Living well with hearing loss is achievable–that’s the exciting news” and reading this book will help you achieve that goal.  Click here to purchase Gael’s book for $16.20 from my website.



2 Responses

  1. Hi Marilyn,

    Good to hear from you.

    FYI, I attempted to order the book, but the system broke down and I could not place the order. Got an error message, but was unable to capture it.

    I’ll try later.

    Duke Argabright

    This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalms 118:24

  2. Hi Marilyn,

    FYI, I just successfully ordered the book. The site seems to be AOK.

    FYI, 3 or 4 months ago I shut down my PayPal account. I had my AmEx credit card account set up to text me with all purchases without a card present – and one morning I got a text about a charge for something around $125.00 that I didn’t remember initiating. As I still thought about it, I got a second – and a third – and a fourth! All within about 45 minutes. The total was over $600. Of course, I hastened to call AmEx and report it. About this time, I started looking at the details and found that the charges were all made at a US Post Office – I don’t remember where, but each charge included a report of the purchase – each were purchases of postage to Russia, including the address to which the shipment was made! Each incident mentioned PayPal.

    AmEx customer support said that apparently someone had hacked my PayPal account and gotten access to the cc number. Hence – I cancelled PayPal, since I haven’t used it in a long time. AmEx immediately cancelled the charges and card. Now, I had the hassle of changing all my accounts and listings of the old card to the new. No fun.

    Duke Argabright

    This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalms 118:24

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