Health care interactions with deaf culture.

  title={Health care interactions with deaf culture.},
  author={Helen E. Meador and Philip Zazove},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  volume={18 3},
Approximately 9% to 10% of Americans have hearing loss, making it the second most common disability in the United States. Regardless of hearing loss level, persons who are deaf or hard of hearing (D&HH) have altered health care utilization patterns and significant communication difficulties with physicians, often experiencing misunderstandings about their disease or treatment recommendations. They are a “silent” group to many physicians. The D&HH population is a heterogeneous group that… CONTINUE READING
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