This book, written by Karen Rockow, Ph.D, remains one of our most requested publications. It is filled with invaluable information for all those who find themselves in the difficult transition from being "hearing" to becoming Deaf or Severely Hard of Hearing. Written in an informal and entertaining style, the author's first-hand experience with hearing loss shines through at every turn and makes the book not only informative but personal.

MCDHH is making this publication available online for the first time in order to reach a broader audience in a more accessible format.


This information is provided by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.