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'Shouting Won't Help'

Katherine Bouton, a New York Times editor, faces hearing loss

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For 22 years, Katherine Bouton had a secret that grew harder to keep every day.

Bouton, an editor at the New York Times, couldn't hear what her colleagues were saying at daily editorial meetings. She had gone profoundly deaf in her left ear; her right was getting worse.

In her book Shouting Won't Help, Bouton explores "Why I — and 50 Million Other Americans — Can't Hear You." AARP Radio host Mike Cuthbert talks to the author, who describes herself as "the kind of person who might have used an ear trumpet in the 19th century."

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