We Learned to Listen

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Warren Estabrooks

Details: B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-0-88200-222-4

© 2005 | Available

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We Learned to Listen features the personal stories of nine individuals who are deaf and their drive to become part of a "hearing" world. Through each author's unique experiences, readers discover the triumphs and struggles of learning to listen, talk and find their own definitions of success. Both inspiring and motivating, We Learned to Listen offers an in-depth view of what it means to live every day with hearing loss.

From the back cover:

Hearing, listening and speaking are taken for granted by most people...but not my us.

Eight of us were born deaf. One of us became deaf after having meningitis.

"We Learned to Listen" chronicles our lives.

Not long ago, a diagnosis of deafness was considered a lifetime of silence and a loss of life's abundant opportunities.

Can you imagine the dashed hopes, shattered dreams and lingering despair of our parents when faced with such a bleak future for us?

"We Learned to Listen" is a tribute to them. They embraced the seemingly impossible and armed themselves with strength, education and perseverance. They thought positively about our lives and they helped us to learn to speak for ourselves.

"We Learned to Listen" is really about the work of our parents, and the support of our families and the professionals who helped us along the way. Their love, determination and dedication prepared us to achieve the personal and professional potential beyond what most people thought possible.

We can hear you. We can listen to you. We can speak with you.

Warren Estabrooks

Warren Estabrooks, M.Ed., Dip. Ed. Deaf, LSLS Cert. AVT Emeritus is President and CEO of WE Listen International, a global consulting and professional training company located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  He is a subject matter expert in the fields of auditory-verbal practice, auditory rehabilitation, hearing loss in children and adults and professional training of related health care and education providers.   

Mr. Estabrooks is a founding Director of the A.G. Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language and Auditory-Verbal International (AVI).  He is an Honorary Director of Bundesverein für Auditiv-Verbale Therapie, Berlin (BVAVT) From 1980-2007, he was Director of the Auditory Learning Centre of the Learning to Listen Foundation, in Toronto.  From 1967-1980 he was a teacher at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). He was a global consultant to Cochlear Corporation since 1989 with extensive international experience on every continent.  From 2012, he was a trainer of professionals in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

He has been honored with many awards, including:  the Susann Schmid-Giovannini Award for international excellence in auditory-verbal practice, the Professional of the Year Award from the International Organization for the Education of the Hearing Impaired (IOEHI), the Dr. E.W. Wight Memorial Scholarship and the Peter R. Newman Humanitarian Award in recognition of his contribution to the world’s children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, and the inaugural International Service Award from the Alexander Graham Bell Association.  He is the distinguished patron of the Warren Estabrooks Centre (WISH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sound Steps, London, UK, and is a life-long mentor to career professionals around the world.  He is included in the Canadian Who’s Who as a Canadian of Distinction. 

Mr. Estabrooks has made significant contributions to the literature including the following:  Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Parents and Professionals (1994), The ABC’s of AVT (1995), Cochlear Implants for Kids (1998), The Baby Is Listening (2000), 50 FAQs about AVT (50 Frequently Asked Questions About Auditory-Verbal Therapy) (2001), Listen to This! Volume I (2004), We Learned to Listen (2005), Listen to This! Volume II (2006), Auditory-Verbal Therapy and Practice (2006), 101 FAQs About Auditory-Verbal Practice (2012), Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Children with Hearing Loss and Their Families and the Practitioners who Guide Them (2016), and Auditory-Verbal Therapy:  Science, Research, and Practice (2020).

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