Deafness and hearing loss can be isolating and frustrating experiences, whenever they occur. They can affect every aspect of your life, personal and professional. This book aims to help people of all ages come to terms with their hearing loss or deafness and overcome the new challenges that daily life might bring. With chapters devoted to hearing loss in childhood and education, parents can learn techniques to develop their childs communication skills and maintain confidence before they begin school. There are various ways of tackling deafness and hearing loss, from hearing aids to cochlear implants, lip-reading and sign language. If you are just starting to lose your hearing, the options can seem bewildering. This book takes you step-by-step through them all. So whether its you, your child, parent, partner or employee who is struggling to hear, you will find all the information you need to overcome the challenges that deafness and hearing loss can bring.