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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There’s a right to hear or not to hear, but none to deny another’s right to hear

Editors Note: This post was originally posted February 2012. By David H. Kirkwood Two recent posts at Hearing Views addressed basic rights related to hearing health care: the right to have access to hearing care technology and services and the right not to use that access.   “AN ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFIT” The February 8 Hearing…

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The First Impression – Do Your Patients Feel Safe, Comfortable and At-Ease?

By Steve Eagon, MA “I want the patient to feel safe, comfortable, and at-ease when they reach out to us.  I also want them to know I work with the best audiologist anywhere!”  This was the answer given by Michelle when I asked about her role as the front office person tasked with answering the…

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Moving From Product-Centric to Patient-Centered Care

Editor’s Note: Today we have a post from Dr. Brian Taylor, HHTM’s new Editor of Hearing News Watch.  His bimonthly “Signal & Noise” column that is regularly featured at Hearing Economics is being featured today at Hearing Views for the first time. One recently published study suggests that hearing care providers spend too much time talking about technology…

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