The Way I Hear It, by Gael HannanAccording to author Gael Hannan, if you think hearing loss is just a condition of old age—think again. As mentioned in her recent blog post on, Hannan has recently released a new book. According to early reviews, The Way I Hear It explodes one myth after another in a witty and insightful journey into life with hearing loss at every age.

Hannan blends personal stories with practical strategies and information about hearing technology to shine a light on the world of communication challenges faced by those with hearing loss: a marriage proposal without hearing aids, pillow talk, raising a child, going to the movies, dining out, ordering at the drive-thru, in the classroom, on the job, and more.

Described as part memoir, part survival guide, The Way I Hear It is intended to offer tips for effective communication, as well as poetic reflections and heart-warming stories from people Hannan has met in her workshops and at conferences throughout North America. Hannan’s humorous stories are backed by hearing loss research, and the author offers advice on how to bridge the gap between consumer and professional in order to get the best possible hearing health care.

Gael HannanThe Way I Hear It is a book for people with hearing loss—but also for their families, friends, and the professionals who serve them. Gael Hannan shares not only the daily frustrations, but also a strong message of hope and optimism for how to live successfully, and joyfully, with hearing loss.

The book is available in eBook, softcover or hardback formats, and runs 240 pages. It is available from FriesenPress, Harris Communications, and Amazon.

Source: Gael Hannan, Friesen Press, Harris Communications, Amazon