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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.