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Audiologist as Incrementalist

by Barbara E. Weinstein, Ph.D. Today’s post is an opinion piece contributed by Dr. Weinstein, who usually writes “Downstream Consequences” at Hearing Economics. I recently completed an excellent piece in the New Yorker titled “The Heroism of Incremental Medicine,” by Atul Gawande a noted surgeon and author. It was inspirational and timely, leading me to conclude…

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The kids are all right: Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings

David Kirkwood first published this post in June of 2011. In 2016, we are still working to have universal newborn hearing screenings across the world. Nearly everyone would agree that there is never a good time for a baby to be born deaf or with a significant hearing loss. And children who suffer hearing loss…

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A talent for teaching is a terrible thing to waste

By David H. Kirkwood All of us can look back to our childhood and remember teachers who made a positive and permanent difference in our lives.  I was fortunate to have quite a few, including Miss Lamb, my first grade teacher, who not only taught me to read, but also showed me how much fun…

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Visit to the Emergency Room

Lolly Wigall relates the frustrating experience of maneuvering an emergency situation with an elderly family member with a disability.   I was visiting my elderly father recently.  He lives across the country from me so I don’t have the opportunity to visit him very many times a year.  His health is declining, which is very…

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