Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World David Owen

Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World

Author: David Owen
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Book Title
Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World
Author
David Owen
ISBN
9780525534228
The surprising science of hearing and the remarkable technologies that can help us hear better Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf. Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. Faced with the cost and stigma of hearing aids, the natural human tendency is to do nothing and hope for the best, usually while pretending that nothing is wrong. In Volume Control, David Owen argues this inaction comes with a huge social cost. He demystifies the science of hearing while encouraging readers to get the treatment they need for hearing loss and protect the hearing they still have. Hearing aids are rapidly improving and becoming more versatile. Inexpensive high-tech substitutes are increasingly available, making it possible for more of us to boost our weakening ears without bankrupting ourselves. Relatively soon, physicians may be able to reverse losses that have always been considered irreversible. Even the insistent buzz of tinnitus may soon yield to relatively simple treatments and techniques. With wit and clarity, Owen explores the incredible possibilities of technologically assisted hearing. And he proves that ears, whether they're working or not, are endlessly interesting.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: David OwenPublisher: Riverhead BooksPublished: 10/29/2019ISBN: 9780525534228Pages: 304Weight: 1.06lbsSize: 9.10h x 6.30w x 1.10dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/29/2019Library Journal 08/01/2019 pg. 119Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2019 pg. 88Booklist 09/01/2019 pg. 20Shelf Awareness 10/29/2019
The surprising science of hearing and the remarkable technologies that can help us hear better

Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf.

Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. Faced with the cost and stigma of hearing aids, the natural human tendency is to do nothing and hope for the best, usually while pretending that nothing is wrong. In Volume Control, David Owen argues this inaction comes with a huge social cost. He demystifies the science of hearing while encouraging readers to get the treatment they need for hearing loss and protect the hearing they still have.

Hearing aids are rapidly improving and becoming more versatile. Inexpensive high-tech substitutes are increasingly available, making it possible for more of us to boost our weakening ears without bankrupting ourselves. Relatively soon, physicians may be able to reverse losses that have always been considered irreversible. Even the insistent buzz of tinnitus may soon yield to relatively simple treatments and techniques. With wit and clarity, Owen explores the incredible possibilities of technologically assisted hearing. And he proves that ears, whether they're working or not, are endlessly interesting.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: David Owen
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 10/29/2019
ISBN: 9780525534228
Pages: 304
Weight: 1.06lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.30w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/29/2019
Library Journal 08/01/2019 pg. 119
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2019 pg. 88
Booklist 09/01/2019 pg. 20
Shelf Awareness 10/29/2019
The surprising science of hearing and the remarkable technologies that can help us hear better

Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf.

Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. Faced with the cost and stigma of hearing aids, the natural human tendency is to do nothing and hope for the best, usually while pretending that nothing is wrong. In Volume Control, David Owen argues this inaction comes with a huge social cost. He demystifies the science of hearing while encouraging readers to get the treatment they need for hearing loss and protect the hearing they still have.

Hearing aids are rapidly improving and becoming more versatile. Inexpensive high-tech substitutes are increasingly available, making it possible for more of us to boost our weakening ears without bankrupting ourselves. Relatively soon, physicians may be able to reverse losses that have always been considered irreversible. Even the insistent buzz of tinnitus may soon yield to relatively simple treatments and techniques. With wit and clarity, Owen explores the incredible possibilities of technologically assisted hearing. And he proves that ears, whether they're working or not, are endlessly interesting.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: David Owen
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 10/29/2019
ISBN: 9780525534228
Pages: 304
Weight: 1.06lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.30w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 07/29/2019
Library Journal 08/01/2019 pg. 119
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2019 pg. 88
Booklist 09/01/2019 pg. 20
Shelf Awareness 10/29/2019