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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The Transtheoretical Model and Audiologic Care

“Peeling the Onion” is a monthly column by Harvey Abrams, PhD “There is nothing wrong with change as long as it is in the right direction” – Winston Churchill   To date, the theme of my posts has focused on the two primary approaches to audiologic care – medical and rehabilitative. The rehabilitative approach recognizes…

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