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    Shouting Won't Help: Why I--And 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear You (Hardback) By (author) Katherine Bouton

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    DescriptionFor twenty-two years, Katherine Bouton had a secret that grew harder to keep every day. An editor at "The New York Times," at daily editorial meetings she couldn't hear what her colleagues were saying. She had gone profoundly deaf in her left ear; her right was getting worse. As she once put it, she was "the kind of person who might have used an ear trumpet in the nineteenth century." Audiologists agree that we're experiencing a national epidemic of hearing impairment. At present, 50 million Americans suffer some degree of hearing loss--17 percent of the population. And hearing loss is not exclusively a product of growing old. The usual onset is between the ages of nineteen and forty-four, and in many cases the cause is unknown. "Shouting Won"'"t Help "is a deftly written, deeply felt look at a widespread and misunderstood phenomenon. In the style of Jerome Groopman and Atul Gawande, and using her experience as a guide, Bouton examines the problem personally, psychologically, and physiologically. She speaks with doctors, audiologists, and neurobiologists, and with a variety of people afflicted with midlife hearing loss, braiding their stories with her own to illuminate the startling effects of the condition. The result is a surprisingly engaging account of what it's like to live with an invisible disability--and a robust prescription for our nation's increasing problem with deafness. A "Kirkus Reviews "Best Nonfiction Book of 2013


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    Title
    Shouting Won't Help
    Subtitle
    Why I--And 50 Million Other Americans--Can't Hear You
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Katherine Bouton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 494 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374263041
    ISBN 10: 0374263043
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG, KNT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VFJD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 420
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VFD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17870
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO025000
    B&T Approval Code: A16760000, S65422036
    BISAC V2.8: HEA038000, HEA035000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 617.8092
    LC classification: RF290 .B58 2013
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 617.8092
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    Publisher
    Sarah Crichton Books
    Imprint name
    Sarah Crichton Books
    Publication date
    19 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Katherine Bouton is a former editor at "The New York Times," where she worked for "The New York Times Magazine "and "The New York Times Book Review," as well as the daily Science and Culture desks. Her nonfiction has appeared in "The New Yorker," "The New York Times Magazine," and many other magazines and reviews. She is currently a regular reviewer and contributor to Tuesday's Science Times section. She lives in New York City with her husband, Daniel Menaker. They have two grown children.
    Review quote
    "Poignant, enlightening . . . a relatable, inspiring narrative of taking control, going public and finding comfort and empowerment in connecting with others facing similar difficulties. A well-written, powerful book." --Kirkus Reviews (starred) "[A] compelling memoir . . . Employing an engaging and even entertaining writing style, Bouton discusses the causes of hearing loss . . . An important and remarkable book." --Booklist (starred) ""Shouting Won't Help "is a fascinating and frequently moving exploration of the hearing loss that strikes so many of us and those we love. The book is filled with enlightening personal observations, wise advice, and answers to frequently asked questions. If you've ever said 'What?, ' gotten annoyed at those who do, had a miserable experience at an expensive but cacophonous restaurant, or wondered which is most dangerous to your health--sex, drugs, or rock and roll--this book is for you." --Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and author of "The Language Instinct ""The world is getting noisier, but fortunately we have Katherine Bouton, whose talent for listening remains undiminished by her hearing loss. Her book is both a moving memoir and an indispensable resource for everyone who cares about their ears." --Deborah Solomon, author of "Utopia Parkway ""Katherine Bouton's book is not only entertaining--it is profoundly necessary. As the daughter of a hearing-impaired parent, I found that it offered me insight, inspired compassion, and made me feel less alone. I can't wait to share it with my mom!" --Peggy Orenstein, author of "Cinderella Ate My Daughter ""Katherine Bouton offers a wealth of information and insight about a frustrating and isolating condition. Her book inspires those who suffer from hearing loss and educates those who wish to understand its vicissitudes." --Jerome Groopman, Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and staff writer