John’s Journey Continues: Taking Action, Part 3

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. John’s current stop on his patient journey is the action stage – that stage of the journey when John, after contemplation and preparation, initiates change and takes action to resolve his communication problems. Recall that the Transtheoretical (changes of change) Model consists of 6…

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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 Resumes: Taking Action

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD. When we last left John on his Journey toward better hearing (before taking some detours to the CDC and the PCAST), John was engaged in the preparation stage of his journey as defined by the Transtheoretical (stages of change) model of behavior.   Recall…

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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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