Fondation Pour l’Audition has teamed up with Editions FIRST to publish “Audition pour les nuls,” a book explaining hearing
“L’Audition pour les nuls” (hearing for dummies) is a book that explains in simple terms everything you need to know about hearing: how the ear works, the causes, mechanisms and screening of hearing loss, what to do when you can’t hear well or at all, how to communicate, and more.
Hearing loss is invisible but has serious consequences: the inability to communicate naturally can be such a disability that people become socially isolated.
This book explains the different types of hearing loss, the best practices for maintaining hearing health and advice for people with family and friends impacted by hearing loss. This new topic in the “Pour les nuls” collection is designed to make hearing disorders and the behaviors to adopt easy for anyone to understand.
“L’Audition pour les nuls” is co-authored by Françoise Bettencourt Meyers and Prof. Bruno Frachet, an ENT surgeon at Rothschild Hospital. Both authors are committed to this public health issue.
For years, François Bettencourt Meyers has been personally engaged in combatting hearing loss, a cause that is particularly dear to her, given its human and social impact. With her husband Jean-Pierre Meyers and the support of the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, she set up and organized Fondation Pour l’Audition, which is now recognized as a public-interest foundation.
“To break the vicious circle of isolation caused by hearing problems, we must act and change perceptions of an overlooked and poorly understood taboo. It’s everyone’s responsibility. Hearing loss impacts us all at a certain point. Let’s not forget that people are living longer,” commented Françoise Bettencourt Meyers.
Prof. Bruno Frachet, a professor at Paris 13 University and a hospital practitioner at AP-HP, is an otologist with more than 30 years of expertise in cochlear implants. For many years, this ENT surgeon has been trying to raise awareness among the general public and share the available corrective hearing solutions.
“Every day at hospital for the past 30 years, I’ve seen people suffering because they’re isolated by hearing problems. There are solutions, and people need to know about them and share them. It’s a real public health issue: hearing is critical to learning and participating, and one of the best ways to delay the onset of cognitive disorders,” added Prof. Frachet.
“L’Audition pour les nuls”
Available from March 2, 2017
On sale in bookshops, supermarkets and online (RRP: €11.95)
Reader information: pourlesnuls.fr