I'm Not Stupid, I Have Hearing Loss

A Story of Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids Including Hearing & Brain Care Tips

Non-Fiction - Health - Medical
115 Pages
Reviewed on 11/24/2022
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Author Biography

Tracy L. Markley is an award-winning personal trainer, author, and educator with over 20 years of expertise. Throughout the course of her career she has owned and operated fitness studios in California and Oregon and worked with hundreds of clients privately and in group settings.

Tracy was the 2021 IDEA FITNESS Personal Trainer of the Year and a 2020 IDEA FITNESS Personal Trainer of the Year Award finalist. She received the 2020 Medfit Professional of the Year – 1st Runner up Award.

She is an award winning author of fourteen books. She has received book awards for her stroke recovery books, fitness books, and her children’s book on brain care.

Tracy holds an impressive list of certifications, trainings and education across a wide array of fitness modalities and restorative specialties, including yoga, Pilates, Biomechanics, BOSU, reiki, barre, resistance and sports training to name a few. Her in-depth training and experience in fall prevention, core strength and functional fitness training to improve activities of daily living for stroke recovery and other conditions has made her a highly sought after master-trainer and internationally acclaimed author of books and professional education courses in biomechanics, clinical exercise, fall prevention, core and stabilization.

As a member of the hearing impaired community, and proud brand ambassador for Starkey Hearing Technologies she continues her tireless quest to help and educate others on the benefits of exercise and the important of health and self-care. In November of 2022 Tracy also pubished her book called. I'm Not Stupid I have hearing loss.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite

In I’m Not Stupid, I Have Hearing Loss, Tracy L. Markley sheds light on the need for hearing aids. She also encourages all who have hearing loss to take advantage of the marvels of technology by using hearing aids. Tracy wears hearing aids and knows first-hand how important they are to learning, understanding, and some things we normally don’t connect to hearing. For example, did you know that hearing loss can cause physical fatigue and even balance problems? Unfortunately, too many children have fallen through the educational cracks as being “stupid” because of their hearing difficulties. I personally have some hearing problems and plan to visit a hearing professional as soon as I can set up an appointment. I remember when in elementary school, my speech therapist often told me I was stupid and lazy because of sounds I could not mimic. This book should greatly encourage all who have or have developed hearing problems.

I’m Not Stupid, I Have Hearing Loss by Tracy L. Markley is a fountain of fresh water springing up, encouraging those with hearing issues. Tracy writes as one beggar sharing with another beggar where to find food. She leads the reader to the understanding that hearing loss requires treatment. She also points out that hearing aids have made such advances that everyone with hearing loss should take advantage of being able to hear again. While your hearing loss may not be fixable, it can be improved. It turns out that hearing problems can even play a role in dementia, so getting help is of the utmost importance. Tracy has done a great service to all with hearing issues. Her book should be read by all who have or know someone who has hearing loss.