What Did You Say? is the book author Monique Hammond wishes she had when she was coping with and trying to understand her own sudden hearing loss. Weaving together her story 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.
This newly revised second edition provides its readers with:
– Noise-induced hearing loss research news
– Expanded Assistive Listening Device (ALD) and Hearing Loop information
– 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
What Did You Say? provides readers with the information to understand their conditions, be involved with their care, persevere, and become their own patient advocates.
“Great Information Well-Conveyed”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Craig M. Wiester
Monique Hammond exhibits an astonishing understanding of the complex world of hearing loss and of the anatomy, diagnostics, treatments, and pharmaceuticals involved. Furthermore, she is able to communicate this understanding in a way that is clear, concise, well-organized, and readable.
This is an important book, not only for people with hearing loss, but also for people suffering from balance issues, ear-related or not. It’s also a “word to the wise” for virtually all of us on the importance of protecting our hearing from the ubiquitous racket that surrounds us every day.
From her personal suffering has come great wisdom and great information. Nice work!
About the Author
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.
Her priorities have always been patient safety and advocacy as well as health education and disease prevention.
Monique is a powerful public 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
Monique has also done extensive public speaking on health issues and has published health columns and articles both at home and overseas. She produced and hosted her own health-focused public access TV show Over-the-Counter in Minneapolis.
Monique entered the world of hearing loss in fall 2005 when — in a matter of four hours — she went totally deaf in her left ear. This life-changing event put her on track to research issues regarding ear and hearing disorders and to work on behalf of people with hearing loss.
Monique was appointed by the governor of Minnesota to the MCDHH (Commission for Deaf, Deafblind and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans). She was vice-chair and finished two three-year terms. She has served on multiple hearing-related advisory committees and was president of HLAA TC (Hearing Loss Association of America, Twin Cities). Monique is a member of the ATA (American Tinnitus Association) and HLAA National and local chapters.
Following her family’s assignment to Australia, Monique wrote Ride the Wave, a book on the relocation challenges for American families working overseas. A local university used the text as required reading for international business classes. She also contributed articles to Mobility, the magazine of the Employee Relocation Council.