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Letters Tackling hearing loss

Staff must be trained to speak clearly for those with hearing difficulties

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 01 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k894
  1. Paul D Simmons, retired physician
  1. Halesworth, UK
  1. paul.simmons{at}

I was pleased to see the importance of understanding speech in acute healthcare settings raised in a large circulation journal.1 Two points spring to mind.

Firstly, staff calling patients …

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