Missing the Obvious: Why Audiologists Cannot Take Short-Cuts

We like to keep it light and easy here at HHTM, if for no other reason than getting older and not hearing well is hard sledding, so why make a visit to an audiologist any harder than it has to be?  But, like the proverbial duck floating smoothly on the surface, there’s a whole lotta…

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Noisy Hospitals…and a New Role for Hospital Gowns?

HHTM Staff: Most of us have been hospitalized overnight at some point and ALL of us can report that hospitals are noisy places. We didn’t need research to tell us that, but there is now research confirming hospital noise, providing noise level data, and measuring noise effects on sleep.  Read on for this and our…

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The Patient is the North Star: The Importance of a Level Playing Field

Last week’s post described people with hearing loss who compensate by dominating conversation. Today’s post considers silence on the part of those with hearing loss who come to our practices for hearing help. The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.  Fran Lebowitz Silence is argument carried out by other means.…

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