listening deeply to patients

Listen Deeply to Your Patient. How Do I Do That?

One of the most useful ideas surrounding the concept of the  “Continuum of Denial”  is how it requires the provider to listen deeply.  In a two-day seminar I took on Motivational Interviewing several years ago, the facilitator was ever exhorting participants to “listen deeply”.  My question was, “OK, that sounds great.  So how do I…

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Gamified Auditory Training and Audiology Service Packages: An Interview with Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD, creator of clEAR

Since the early days of clinical audiology, when Raymond Carhart pioneered a comprehensive listening skills program for WWII veterans fitted with hearing aids, the importance of auditory training has received a lot of lip service from hearing healthcare providers. Although many clinicians believe in its intrinsic value, and a handful of studies support its effectiveness,…

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Facilitate a New Conversation

Many hearing professionals are uncomfortable about taking their counseling into the realm of anything approaching “therapy” or interpersonal counseling.  They feel ill-equipped to delve into these more intimate areas.  While I agree that “psychological” counseling is certainly beyond our scope of practice, “communication” counseling is clearly not.  In fact, when it comes to this kind…

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