New Book Helps New Deafies Suffering From Late Onset Hearing Loss, Written By Woman Who Lost Her Hearing at Age 27
Deaf Girl Amy Sargent was born a hearing person. She didn’t lose her hearing until her late twenties. She spent well over 5 plus years on a hellish journey getting acclimated to being a deafie and has lived as one, for fifteen plus years.
A Survival Guide for New Deafies by Deaf Girl Amy Sargent, is a witty, insightful quick read that provides immediate understanding and coping skills for both hearing people and newly deafened people or those stuck in the middle, hard-of-hearing people.
Amy was a hearing person, working as a broadcast technician at a television station when deafness struck her. Learning her diagnosis was progressive hearing loss and not being able to work as a broadcast technician anymore, she went back to school for a new career., where she became a technology teacher and learned American Sign Language. She also became a hearing aid wearer. Deaf Girl Amy has lived through the hell of losing her hearing. She fully understands the frustration and anxiety that it causes both sufferers and their family members. Deaf Girl Amy suffered through all the angst and self-doubt that rises from hearing loss. Having survived all the adversity and finding herself on the other side, filled with peace, joy and lightness, she wanted to share what she has learned to spare those new to the life of hearing loss.
“A Survival Guide for New Deafies” is a must read for anyone affected by hearing loss, whether it’s a family member or you, yourself suffering from the loss. This book is a comfy blanket making you feel safe in the new world. The survival guide is filled with practical, often not thought-of advice that is simple to implement into your life. The top ten rules for new deafies have a major immediate impact on your quality of life when you use them.
The book offers Do’s & Don’ts for family and friends, The Pro’s of being a Deafie, De-mystifying Audiograms, and a unique story about living with deafness.
Deaf Girl Amy is also launching a grass roots campaign to help eradicate the stigma of wearing hearing aids and cochlear implants and also de-mystify deafies. “We wear hearing aids or cochlear implants to hear. Just like people wear eye glasses to see. It’s not rocket science!” The campaign slogan is “Flaunt Your Bits & Pieces!”