Click the link to download an electronic copy of the Survivor's Manual [2Mb]. When you are faced with hearing loss trying to understand what is happening and figuring out what might be helpful can be very stressful.
To help individuals and their families dealing with the impact of hearing loss and what help and assistive devices are available, the members of the Lane County (Oregon) Chapter felt that an easy-to-read overview on hearing loss issues and resources was needed.
The purpose of the Survivor’s Manual is to answer the questions and provide a resource for “What is happening to me” and “Where can I get answers and help.” The brief manual provides a non-technical overview of the causes of hearing loss, of hearing aid and cochlear implant technology, assistive listening devices, amplified phones, tips and coping strategies in specific situations, and a listing of resources for individuals who are newly dealing with hearing loss, family members and care providers.
This Manual has been very popular and we have distributed more than 62,000 copies. It is updated every couple years. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Audiologists, Hearing Aid Specialists and other professionals who work with hard of hearing and late deafened people find these books to be wonderful resources for themselves and their clients. Many people have ordered additional copies to share with family and friends.
To get printed copies of the Survivor’s Manual, send $4 per book or $35 for each 20 books to:
Hearing Loss Association of Oregon. PO Box 22501 Eugene, OR 97402
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