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Key Tips on How to Communicate Better Despite Hearing Loss

By Joel Curtis   While it may be more difficult to interact with others if you have hearing loss, that doesn’t mean it is impossible to engage in a conversation with them. You don’t necessarily need a hearing aid to improve communication with others, what you need is a simple lifestyle change and the confidence…

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Hearing, Listening, and Understanding

During counseling with a patient the other day I was asked to explain briefly the difference between hearing, listening, and understanding. The request was, “Make it easy and simple for me so when I talk to my family I can educate them about the differences, how these terms relate to my hearing loss and how…

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Best of 2017: The Johns Hopkins Study on Hearing and Cognition

This post, originally published on September 6, 2017. was the most read post in The Audiology Condition this year. Starting in 2010 Dr Frank Lin and colleagues commenced publishing results of studies of hearing loss and dementia, arriving at essentially the same conclusions using two paradigms and two different, large subject cohorts.  At the time,…

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: a primer for patients and providers

Sudden hearing loss is one of the most disconcerting events in the lives of patients and audiology practices.  As its name suggests, there is no warning nor is there any way to predict who is as risk.  Typically, the audiologist meets the patient for the first time as the result of this sudden, potentially devastating…

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