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Mayo Expert Offers Communication Tips for Medical Staff, Hearing-Impaired Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 24, 2012.  This week is the International Week of the Deaf, held to draw attention to deaf and hearing-impaired people, their accomplishments and challenges they face. One health care issue is a potential communication barrier between medical providers and deaf or hard-of-hearing patients. Mayo Clinic ear, [...]

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Celebrating 1,000th Patient to Get Cochlear Implant For more than 30 years, cochlear implants have been making a profound impact in the lives of deaf or severely hard of hearing children and adults by restoring their ability to hear. The program at Mayo Clinic was one of the earliest in the country to offer cochlear implants to patients when they were first [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Communicating with Hearing-Impaired Patients

This week is designated International Week of the Deaf, to focus attention on the accomplishments and challenges facing deaf and hearing-impaired people. A potential health care issue for this population is overcoming a communication barrier with medical providers. Mayo Clinic ENT expert Colin Driscoll, M.D., says, “There are many patients with significant amounts [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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