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Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Hearing Loss

  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Hearing Loss

You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with hearing loss. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.


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  • Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.