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Engaged Consumer

Buying Hearing Aids—Frustrating, Expensive, Eventually Worthwhile

I purchased hearing aids in early November, six months after a hearing test confirmed that I needed them. I spent those six months acting as an engaged patient/consumer: shopping, comparing, questioning, hoop-jumping, becoming discouraged, renewing my resolve and, at last, following through with a purchase. I­‘m going to describe my experience in some detail, hoping […]


Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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