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When the brain can't hear: unraveling the mystery of


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This was an informative book, and recommended for anyone who deals with someone with selective listening issues, cocktail party syndrome or a kid who just can't seem to take instruction. I especially liked the points she makes about disability being a changing landscape, and that brain processing changes with injury, age or "change of life" issues. In dealing with aging people, hearing loss can be made more prominent by the brain slowing or shutting down.
This is an excellent resource for people This was an informative book, and recommended for anyone who deals with someone with selective listening issues, cocktail party syndrome or a kid who just can't seem to take instruction. I especially liked the points she makes about disability being a changing landscape, and that brain processing changes with injury, age or "change of life" issues. In dealing with aging people, hearing loss can be made more prominent by the brain slowing or shutting down.
This is an excellent resource for people who have tried hearing aids only to find they make the problem in comprehension worse, or to explain why wearing a single unit is more effective than two. In addition, it was enlightening to find out the neurological implications of long term hearing loss and restoration has on the processing attributes of the brain. Bellis's language is accessible to the layperson and compassionate in tone. She and her husband serve as case studies for two types of processing deficit, and I applaud her candor about the difficulty in coordinating each partner's needs. ...more


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