Words Matter: Does Vapid Chatter About Hearing Aids Cause Patient Harm?

by Brian Taylor “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD.   Last fall, JAMA published a thought-provoking commentary on the unnecessary harm caused by the words used by physicians.  Known as iatrogenesis, the inadvertent occurrence of a disease or illness caused by a physician or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedure…

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The Importance of a Therapeutic Relationship: Beyond Helping a Patient Master Use of their Device, Part 2

by Brian Taylor “Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD   The Importance of a Therapeutic Relationship   Hearing aid owners who participated in the study noted the importance of an effective working relationship between the clinician and the hearing aid user. Traits of a good therapeutic relationship with their clinician,…

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