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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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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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