Hearing loss blogger publishes new e-book
Hearing health advocate, writer, speaker and the founder of LivingWithHearingLoss.com has launched a new e-book.
Shari Eberts, who is based in the US, has launched her latest publication “Person-Centered Care from the Patient’s Perspective.”, which is based on a series of articles she recently wrote for the Ida Institute.
Shari has an adult-onset genetic hearing loss and hopes that by sharing her story she will help others to live more peacefully with their own hearing issues.
In the book, Eberts shares her personal hearing loss journey, examines her experiences with audiologists over the years and lays out her formula for person-centered care (PCC) from the patient’s point of view. She also shares her suggestions for how audiologists can incorporate each component of PCC into their daily interactions with patients.
Eberts hopes the book will provide audiologists with valuable insights they can use to make their practices more person-centered.
She recently led a 90-minute interactive workshop at the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2019 Convention on this topic and there was much interest from the audiologists in attendance. Many shared feedback during and after the session about how important it is for audiologists to hear the patient perspective.
Eberts would like to take this message to other audiologist gatherings this year, including audiology programs for students. Exposure to the patient perspective early in an audiologist’s education is critical to the development of a person-centered patient care philosophy.
For more information on the book or Shari Eberts’ advocacy activities visit LivingWithHearingLoss.com.