Cosmo Gets an Ear




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  1. Sheryl Ballenger says:
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Young Hearing Aid Users Relate to Cosmo, July 22, 2001
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    Sheryl Ballenger (Douglasville, GA United States) –

    This review is from: Cosmo Gets an Ear (Hardcover)

    This is a sweet story about a little boy getting a hearing aid and all of the issues surrounding that for most children. Cosmo Gets an Ear explains on a child’s level what happens when Cosmo must get a hearing aid. How Cosmo’s hearing loss was first detected as well as visits to the audiologist are described in a very comical manner. The story is written in a way that the reader or listener can interact by answering multiple-choice questions along the way. Cosmo goes from having no idea what a hearing aid is to talking with his friend about it and finally to realizing the benefit he receives when wearing his hearing aid. Hearing aid care is also shown in the story. Cosmo speaks to his class about his hearing aid and explains his hearing is helping him hear like glasses help people see – ear glasses.

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  2. Todd says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Negative Self Esteem Messages, December 5, 2011
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    Todd (Toronto) –

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    This review is from: Cosmo Gets an Ear (Hardcover)

    Although well intentioned, the key problem with this book (like so many others on this topic) is that the author assumes your child already has low self esteem issues (depressed, lonely, no friends, etc.) that will all be resolved with hearing aids. I would prefer the book started assuming your child has a positive self-image and not a depressed victim (i.e. I like Soccer, etc, etc, but sometimes I don’t hear so well). Sadly, we decided not to read this to our child so as to avoid sending the wrong or negative message.

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