Three Important Perspectives on Why Many Adults Delay Care for Their Hearing Loss, part 2

“Signal & Noise” is a bimonthly column by Brian Taylor, AuD. Identifying and addressing the unmet needs of people with hearing loss means more than reducing costs (the Public Health Perspective) or improving devices (the Biomedical Perspective).  The extent and limits of those approaches were covered in part 1.  Today’s post suggests that we can…

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John’s Journey Continues: Preparation

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.   In my last post, we took a little side-trip (a path less-traveled) from John’s Journey to explore the Case of the Curious CDC report on the “Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type among Adults – United States, 2013.” This week, we’ll get back…

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Whatta Mess: John’s Between a Rock and a Hard Place

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. When we last left John on his journey to better hearing, he was engaged in, what is described by the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) Model, the contemplation stage. The decision-making dynamics that take place as John contemplates taking action, are further explained in the…

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John Starts His Hearing Journey

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.  For today’s post, I’d like to combine the subjects of two previous, seemingly unrelated “Peeling the Onion” posts –the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) Model  and MarkeTrak (MT) 9. MT9 Goes to the IOM Meeting   On June 30th I attended the Second Meeting of…

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Who’s at the Center of Your Practice – You or Your Patient?

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD.  To date, “Peeling the Onion” has focused on a rehabilitative approach to audiologic treatment to include such concepts as the Health Belief and Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) models. The primary objective (and, many would say, the compelling advantage) of the rehabilitative approach is to…

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