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A HOH in the Dentist Chair – By Gael Hannan

April 5, 2013 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

By Gael Hannan, 4/1/2013, Hearing Health Matters

http://hearinghealthmatters.org/betterhearingconsumer/2013/a-hoh-in-the-dentist-chair/

 A Letter To My Dentist,

Having just escaped from your dentist chair for the second time in a week, I am writing while the experience is still painfully fresh in my mind.  Actually, the pain wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected – the drugs helped a lot.

As you know, Doc, I have hearing loss, and you’ve always been good about removing your mask when asked to repeat something. But I’m wondering if I might suggest a few other areas of your clinical service that could use some accessibility upgrades? And this isn’t just about me – you probably have many other hard of hearing clients, although not all would have disclosed this choice bit of personal info.

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