“Because of my hearing loss, I might be a little more motivated than your average otologist; I understand what a 10-decibel difference really means,” said Dr. Dornhoffer. “There are many conditions that we cannot fix completely, and patients can become frustrated. Sometimes having a laugh or two with them commiserating over a lost hearing aid, can help them realize they are not alone.”
Explore this issue:May 2015
Amy Hamaker is a freelance medical journalist based in California.