How often have you been flossing? Haven’t you been meaning to exercise? Why aren’t you eating better? There are many things we know we should be doing about our health—but aren't. It’s not that we haven’t been told about them many times and in many ways. We are just ambivalent about change. Perhaps we don’t have the desire, ability, reasons, or need to change our behavior.
Topic(s): Patient-Centered Care (PCC), Motivational Interviewing (MI)
My Hearing-Loss Journey
My hearing-loss journey began as a child, watching my father struggle with the stigma of his hearing loss.
His hearing loss developed in early adulthood, an unwanted nuisance he inherited from his mother. I vaguely remember him wearing one hearing aid, and then two, and proceeding to grow his sideburns long over his ears to hide the evidence. This looked okay in the 1970s, but his sideburns stayed long his entire life, even as fashions changed.
Topic(s): Patient-Centered Care (PCC), Hearing Loss, over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid devices