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Louder for the Patients in the Back: Making the Most of New Hearing Aid Options

Hearing loss is associated with cognitive decline, so finding solutions that help patients stay socially connected is crucial. When providers understand the current possibilities – which range from high-tech implants to affordable over-the-counter aids to smartphone hacks – they can guide individuals toward the tools that suit their needs and finances. In this update, otolaryngologic surgeon Caroline Schlocker, MD, explains which patients are candidates for OTC hearing aids; when seeing an audiologist is essential; and the pros and cons of specific devices.


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November 17, 2022

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UCSF MedConnection

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Caroline Schlocker, MD

Caroline Schlocker, MD

Dr. Caroline M. Schlocker is an otolaryngologist who cares for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions.

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