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Patient Factsheet: Addressing Hearing Loss With Your Doctor

It may be difficult for patients to broach the topic of hearing loss with their doctors. They don’t know how, or when, to bring it up. And maybe they’re afraid that the doctor won’t take them seriously. Given the concerns that many patients have, it’s imperative that practitioners are prepared for these difficult conversations. Because taking the first step is important. Being prepared to address your patient’s concerns is also important. The Better Hearing Institute (BHI), the educational arm of the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), has released a digital flipbook for patients who may be wondering how to bring up the topic of hearing loss with...

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Age, genetics, and exposure to noise are still the most common threats to optimal hearing. But hearing loss also can be triggered or exacerbated by a heart attack or stroke, a range of chronic diseases and conditions, and some medications. As a hearing care provider, you have a unique opportunity to learn about the “comorbidities” to hearing loss.

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