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Hearing Loss Across the Lifespan

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Books & Journal Articles

Hearing Loss and Children

  • Dube, W (2011) Study: Abuse Rates Higher Among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Compared with Hearing Youth. University News, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Fellinger, J. Holzinger, D. Sattel, H. , Laucht, M., Goldberg, D. Correlates of mental health disorders among children with hearing impairments. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2009, 51; 635–641.
  • Knutson JF, Johnson CR, Sullivan PM (2004) Disciplinary choices of mothers of deaf children and mothers of normally hearing children. Child Abuse Neglect. Sep;28 (9):925-937.
  • Leigh, I. , Maxwell-McCaw, D. Bat-Chava, Y., Christiansen, J., Correlates of Psychosocial Adjustment in Deaf Adolescents With and Without Cochlear Implants: A Preliminary Investigation, J. Deaf Stud. Deaf Educ. (2009) 14 (2): 244-259.
  • Marschark, M. (1993) The Psychological Development of Deaf Children. Oxford University Press, NY: NY.
  • Meadow-Orlans, K.P. & Steinberg, A.G. (1993). Effects of infant hearing loss and maternal support on mother-infant interactions at 18 months. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 14, 407-426.
  • Sebald, A. M. (2008). Child abuse and deafness: an overview. American Annals of the Deaf, 153(4), 376-83.

Hearing Loss & Older Adults

  • Chartrand, M.S., (2001B, November). Hearing Health Care and Alzheimer's Disease: The role of hearing healthcare in treating patients with Alzheimer's disease. The Hearing Review, pp.26-29.
  • Chartrand, M.S., (2005) Undiagnosed pre-existing hearing loss in Alzheimer's Disease patients. Audiology Online. Retrieved from
  • National Council on Aging (1999) The Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Persons. Washington, D.C.
  • Lin FR, Metter EJ, O'Brien RJ, Resnick SM, Zonderman AB, Ferrucci L. Hearing loss and incident dementia. Arch Neurol. 2011 Feb;68 (2):214–220. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

Psychotherapy and Deafness

  • Ambler-Walter, C., (2009) McCoyd J. L Grief and loss across the lifespan: a biopsychosocial perspective Springer Publishing company NY: NY.
  • Freeman, A. (1984) Mental Health Treatment and Outcome Evaluation in a Deaf Population. (Ph.D. dissertation)
  • Freeman, A. (2013) The Emotional Aspects of Hearing Loss. Hearing Loss Californian Magazine, Summer 2012, p 8-9.
  • Freeman, A. (2013) What...Me Hard of Hearing? The Silent Epidemic of Hearing Loss. The California Psychologist. Volume 46, No. 6. November/December 2013 pg 12-14.
  • Freeman, A. (2013) Navigating a Successful Relationship: Survival Tips for Hard of Hearing and Hearing Couples, Portland,Oregon. HLA-A workshop.
  • Harvey, M. (2003) Psychotherapy with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons. Lawrence Ehrlbaum Associates. Malway: New Jersey.
  • Ingrao, B. (2012) Better Hearing, Better Health: The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Health Related Quality of Life. Hearing Loss Magazine, November/December 2012.
  • Bouton, K. (2013). Why shouting won't help me and 50 million other people. New York: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar.
  • Padden, C. and Humphries, T. (1988) Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture Boston: Harvard University Press.
  • Schlesinger, H. and Meadow, K. (1972) Sound and Sign: Deafness and Mental Health. University of California Press: Berkeley and Los Angeles, California.
  • Schlesinger, H. (2000) A Developmental Model Applied to Problems of Deafness. Journal of Deaf Studies and Education. 5 (4): 349-36.

Films and Plays About Deafness

  • And Your Name is Jonah
  • Bridge to Silence
  • Children of a Lesser God
  • Dummy
  • Hammer
  • Johnnie Belinda
  • Love is Never Silent
  • Sound and Fury
  • Miracle Worker
  • Mr. Holland's Opus


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