NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — Today, Shari Eberts, founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com, announced the launch of her new e-book “Person-Centered Care from the Patient’s Perspective.” In it, Shari shares her personal hearing loss journey, examines her experiences with audiologists over the years and lays out her formula for person-centered care from the patient’s point of view. She also shares her suggestions for how audiologists can incorporate each component of PCC into their daily interactions with patients. The book is based on a series of articles she recently wrote for Ida Institute.
Shari hopes the book will provide audiologists with valuable insights they can use to make their practices more person-centered. Shari recently led a 90-minute interactive workshop at the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2019 Convention on this topic and there was much interest from the audiologists in attendance. Many shared feedback during and after the session about how important it is for audiologists to hear the patient perspective.
Shari hopes to take this message to other audiologist gatherings this year, including audiology programs for students. Exposure to the patient perspective early in an audiologist’s education is critical to the development of a person-centered patient care philosophy.
For more information on the new book or Shari’s hearing loss advocacy activities visit LivingWithHearingLoss.com. For those interested in bringing a patient as a speaker to their next audiology-related gathering, click here for more information.
About Shari Eberts
Shari Eberts is a hearing health advocate, writer, speaker and the founder of Living With Hearing Loss, a blog and online community for people living with hearing loss and tinnitus. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Hearing Loss Association of America. Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues. Connect with Shari: Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.