Does your practice pride itself on giving patients the royal treatment?
You may be pleased to learn that the Queen has opted to wear hearing aids to address her hearing loss.
These two reference articles below (Thompson, 2020; Jourdan, 2020) discuss the Queen’s new devices including how the devices work and the health benefits of wearing a hearing aid. These interest pieces may be helpful for patients who have not yet committed to pursuing hearing aids, as hearing loss does not discriminate between classes and can occur even among royalty.
Thompson A. (2020) As the Queen wears a hearing aid in public ‘for the first time,’ how does the device work? Yahoo News.
Jourdan T. (2020) Why wearing a hearing aid like the Queen could cut the risk of developing dementia by increasing social interaction. The Daily Mail.
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