What did you say?

An Unexpected Journey Into the World of Hearing Loss

Book – What Did You Say?

What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss – Second Edition

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 are invaluable, and her story is one that needs to be shared.

Revised Second Edition

The 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.

What Did You Say has been approved by the following organizations:

American Tinnitus Association

HLAA - Hearing Loss Association of America

International Hearing Foundation


“A terrific academic job putting together the problem of hearing loss as it can affect lives in a very serious and personal manner.”
– Michael M. Paparella, M.D., President of the Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute, Professor & Chairman Emeritus – Department of Otolaryngology University of Minnesota

– Founder of the International Hearing Foundation (IHF)

“Sharing your experiences and expertise with others is such a gift… turning adversity into an amazing life and learning experience.”
– S.S., Communications Consultant

“The book is very interesting and powerful in how it conveys the disability associated with losing a sense we usually take for granted…”
– G.K., MD