Disability Advocate Honored for Hospital Protocol to Help Deaf and Those with Hearing Loss

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Disability Advocate Honored for Hospital Protocol to Help Deaf and Those with Hearing Loss

Tue, 03/22/2016

A hospital stay, with its unfamiliar settings, medical jargon and jarring diagnoses, can be a confusing experience. And it’s even more disconcerting for people who have trouble hearing.

A [Fredericksburg, VA] disability advocate reached out to area hospitals to create a protocol for people who are deaf and those with hearing loss. The accommodations Arva Priola suggested became part of a state law last year.

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