MONIQUE HAMMOND graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, with high distinction. She is a registered pharmacist and has worked in health care in Europe, the United States, and Australia.
Monique went suddenly deaf in her left in a matter of four hours, a life-changing event that cut her pharmacy career short. As she tells it:" There was suddenly so much more to hearing loss than not hearing well."
Trying to make sense of her own condition put her on track to write a comprehensive book on hearing and hearing loss: "What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey Into the World of Hearing Loss,"—now in its second edition.
Monique is a powerful speaker and a staunch advocate for those with hearing loss. She is an industrial consultant on work-related hearing issues and continues to work with community and support groups. Her mission is “to keep people hearing better, longer.” Visit her at www.moniquehammond.com
WHAT DID YOU SAY? An Unexpected Journey Into The World Of Hearing Loss (Second Edition)
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What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss, is Monique Hammond’s compelling true story.
On a bright autumn afternoon, while teaching her new class of pharmacology students, Monique's world suddenly changed. As she tells it, “About halfway through the session, I noticed that the hearing in my left ear clouded over… I continued to teach the class … even as my hearing gradually faded away.” Later that night … at the emergency room … doctors seemed as baffled by her condition as she was. The only thing they knew for certain was that she was deaf in her left ear… Eventually, extreme noise sensitivity and not understanding speech in noise effectively anymore led to the end of her career as a hospital pharmacist.
What Did You Say? is the book Monique wishes she had when she was coping with and trying to understand her own hearing loss and its many underrated side effects and challenges. Weaving together her story and experiences with a wealth of information—causes of and types of hearing loss, audiology tests, hearing instruments and listening devices, support groups and organizations, resources and checklists, to name a few—Hammond’s wisdom and insight is invaluable, and her story is one that needs to be shared.
What Did You Say? has already provided guidance to many throughout their own hearing loss journey. The revised second edition provides its readers with updates, such as:
• Noise-induced hearing loss research news
• Expanded Assistive Listening Device (ALD) and Hearing Loop chapter
• Ignoring hearing loss and Auditory Deprivation
• Aural Rehabilitation for hearing aid and implant clients
• News on Implantable hearing devices (including cochlear, bone-conduction and others)
• Over 50 new diagrams, pictures, charts and graphs