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    I am moderately deaf and wear hearing aids in both ears. I am hoping to apply for Medical school this year. Will I be at a disadvantage because my listening/communication skills aren't excellent? Does anyone know if special stethoscopes etc. are available for doctors with hearing loss?
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    (Original post by Gwenog_quidditch)
    I am moderately deaf and wear hearing aids in both ears. I am hoping to apply for Medical school this year. Will I be at a disadvantage because my listening/communication skills aren't excellent? Does anyone know if special stethoscopes etc. are available for doctors with hearing loss?
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    You can get electronic stethoscopes which are adjustable so you can increase the volume on them, they are pretty expensive though that should be something DSA would cover for you.
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    Have you contacted the unis you're interested in attending?
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    This is the thing I sort of dread. When they see me in person and notice that I have hearing aids. :unsure:
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    Not my fault my medical condition comes with high frequency hearing impairment. :cry:
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    Hello. The BMJ website has positive articles about deaf doctors. This is just onehttp://careers.bmj.com/careers/advice/view-article.html?id=445
    You may also know of a site called UK health professionals with hearing loss. www.hohl.org.uk

    I am struggling with attitudes myself at present for a different condition but do not let anyone grind you down!

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    I'm probably going to have to have hearing aids - if the test shows no infection or fluid. I feel a little self conscious about it but it's more difficult, as a therapist, to work without them. A client who is softly spoken means I have to strain so much to hear that I get a headache. Can't hear at all if traffic is heavy outside. Much less socially acceptable to ask a client to keep repeating themselves.
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    (Original post by ~Tara~)
    I'm probably going to have to have hearing aids - if the test shows no infection or fluid. I feel a little self conscious about it but it's more difficult, as a therapist, to work without them. A client who is softly spoken means I have to strain so much to hear that I get a headache. Can't hear at all if traffic is heavy outside. Much less socially acceptable to ask a client to keep repeating themselves.
    You can get ones that go in your ear. They gave one to me; but I can't see the switch. Currently waiting for a referral to get one to go behind my ear.
 
 
 
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