What a Person with Hearing Loss Needs to Know Before a Medical Encounter

August 19, 2015


Are you going to the hospital or doctor’s office?  Are you apprehensive about being able to communicate with your healthcare providers? Would you like to know what you can do ahead of time to set the stage for more effective communication when it really counts?

If you are a person with hearing loss, there are things you can do ahead of time that will prepare you to let your treatment team know you have a hearing loss and increase your chances of getting the communication assistance you need.


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Valerie Stafford-Mallis

Prior to her retirement in 2017, Valerie Stafford-Mallis served as HLAA’s Director of Chapter Development, and assisted with starting new chapters and growing existing chapters. Read More >