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Any Hearing Impaired Medical Students?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by bluerose786, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. bluerose786

    bluerose786 Member
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    Hey....I was wondering if there are any hearing impaired medical students on SDN? If so, can you please send me a PM or reply this post. I wanted to discuss accommodations/services that hearing impaired students may need/use in medical school. I am starting medical school in two weeks, and I have a good idea of what I may need, but I still wanted to talk with others in the same situation. Have a good day!
     
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  3. Paws

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    Hey Blue,

    I am not hearing imparied but I did meet a first year resident (I guess that would be an intern?) who was rotating through when I was shadowing a physician. She was pretty terrific, and I was really floored that she was absolutely completely deaf. She had a sign person with her that the hospital had hired for her.

    I thought it was a the best system having her signer being an "invisible" sort of presence. I was really glad to meet this resident, and the patients really liked her, too. :)



    I am going to help "bump" this thread up so more people can keep seeing it.
     
  4. bluerose786

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    Thanks, Paws, for the encouragement! I appreciate it. I have never met a hearing impaired doctor, so it's interesting that there are a few on SDN.

     
  5. Nightengale

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    I know this question has come up before a time or two on SDN, so it'd be worth a search. Mostly questions about amplified/electric stethescopes, if I remember. I have a classmate who uses one of those.

    I'm not hearing impaired, but I do have a handful of disability issues and have 3 years experience dealing with med school and accommodations. So if you have any general questions about that whole process or just to network/chat, let me know.
     

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