A concise and readable review of the hard earned knowledge and insight acquired over several decades of hearing loss. The author describes many simple behavioral adjustments that can ease some of the frustrations accompanying hearing loss. Then, the role of audiologists, hearing tests and the use and abuse of hearing aids are covered. Next, a broad array of devices designed specifically for the hard of hearing are described both as supplements or in place of hearing aids. The last chapter gives an overview of the ways society has begun to recognize and assist the hearing impaired. Leads to additional information and study are also provided. Here is an easy and enjoyable way to learn the basics of living with hearing loss.