Are Audiologists From Mars?

Sometimes it feels like audiologists are from Mars and their patients are from Venus. Audiologists want to sell hearing aids, but people with hearing loss want complete hearing solutions. Audiologists have limited time to spend with each person, while consumers have a large number of questions. For audiologists, hearing loss is all in a day’s Continue reading

Talking Hearing Loss With Today’s Audiology Students

A few weeks ago, I spoke to a group of audiology doctoral students at The Graduate Center, CUNY. The purpose was to share the patient’s perspective with them, particularly as it relates to what patients would like to see when visiting their audiologists. The group of students was intelligent, interested and highly motivated to understand the patient’s Continue reading

Hearing Loss Is Finally Being Taken Seriously

Hearing loss is finally being taken seriously, or at least the National Academy of Sciences is recommending that it should be. Last week, this private non-profit society of scholars issued a comprehensive report entitled, “Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability.” The report highlights hearing as “a vital human sense that is important to Continue reading

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