How to Treat: Hearing loss

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How to Treat: Hearing loss

by Holly Teagle
Hearing loss

Holly Teagle explains how New Zealand doctors can be part of the solution to increase awareness of hearing loss and its impact on humanity. This article covers screening, diagnosis and prevention of hearing loss, as well as how hearing loss can be effectively treated and supported across the lifespan

This continuing medical education activity has been endorsed by the RNZCGP and has been approved for up to 1 CME credit for the General Practice Educa
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