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The audiogram is complex: This new tool helps audiologists explain it

by Lise Lotte Bundesen The future of hearing care won’t just be about technology. More than ever, people with hearing loss want to understand their condition and be involved in decisions about their care. But many find the audiogram – that fundamental audiological tool – difficult to understand, leaving them disempowered and disillusioned. A new…

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Proof That What We Do is Important!

I hope that everyone within the reach of this essay feels that what they do is important.  But if you are on the fence, just read the press release below (and if you want to really dig into it, read the full article by clicking the link at the end of the article citation).   To…

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We Are Teachers! Educate!

Much of what we do with our customer is education.  Most of our patients have little or no knowledge of hearing, hearing loss or hearing aids – it is a black box.  Hearing aids are particularly mysterious. Our patients don’t know what they can and cannot do, may never have experienced them, and may not…

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It’s Not Just Chit-Chat

I typically dislike euphemisms.  For an excellent primer on how euphemisms can subtly change the meaning and impact of language, look at the late, great George Carlin’s brilliant comedic essay on how “shell shock” eventually became “PTSD”.  His point is that euphemistic language can sometimes soften and “tame” difficult concepts.  Perhaps we would do well…

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