Blind? Wear hearing Aids? Mosen Consulting Wants to Hear from You for our Next Book
If you are blind or visually impaired and wear hearing aids, Mosen Consulting would be grateful for your help.
Jonathan Mosen and Bonnie Lannom are seeking interview subjects for a book on the social, attitudinal, and technological challenges faced by blind people who also wear hearing aids. If you’d like to help, we’ll send you a Word document containing an extensive survey that we hope will encourage you to share your experiences. There is also the possibility of a follow-up phone interview. You can contribute anonymously or potentially have your comments attributed to you in the book, whichever you prefer.
Examples of the issues we’re interested in covering include experiences bad and good working with audiologists, funding, situations you avoid, technologies you’ve tried that have been helpful, and technologies you’ve tried that have not.
The goal of the book is to educate current and future blind hearing aid users, blindness professionals, hearing aid manufacturers and audiologists on the specific social and technological needs people with dual sensory loss face when being fitted for hearing devices. Participants can be any age from any where in the world. Professionals working in the field of blindness are also encouraged to participate. If you are interested in completing the survey or want more information, please complete the Mosen Consulting Contact Form and we’ll be in touch by email.
We would also appreciate it if you would circulate this announcement widely to people you think may be interested in participating.
We’re mindful that there is also a book to be written on the needs of blind people who wear cochlea implants. We understand a separate book is being planned on this subject and consider this an important and separate matter requiring a book of its own.
Thanks in advance to all who are willing to help us produce a resource we are sure will make a valuable contribution.