Letters Patient aids

Improving attitudes to hearing loss

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4869 (Published 24 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4869
  1. Ted Leverton, retired GP, volunteer for Action on Hearing Loss, and clinical adviser for the Royal College of General Practitioners
  1. Bere Alston PL20 7HB, UK
  1. tleverton{at}aol.com

Oliver writes, “We’re not always knowledgeable about using, checking, or adjusting hearing aids.”1 Improving the attitudes of clinical staff to hearing loss is important. Some 60% of people aged 70-79 …

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