The Best Hearing Advice I’ve Ever Received

When hearing problems start, so does the advice. The first suggestion is usually, “You should get your hearing checked.” But to be honest, when loved ones first start lobbing that advice, most people don’t immediately jump in the car and drive madly to the hearing clinic. And they probably won’t mention a possible hearing problem to…

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Healthcare with Hearing Loss: High-stakes Communication Challenges

by Kathi Mestayer   People with hearing loss can be tough to accommodate. Sometimes, we wear our hearing aids, sometimes not.  Sometimes, we nod and smile when we know we didn’t hear you.  Sometimes, we just don’t know we didn’t hear you. This is challenging in healthcare situations. I’ve been there more than once: in the…

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