Bonnie Bartos PA-C, MHP, CDE is a Physician Assistant and Certified Diabetes Educator in the Mayo Clinic Health System. Her clinical focus is primary care, diabetes, and anticoagulation care. Bartos is a long-time health literacy advocate who uses pictograms as well as many other formats to teach patients who are visual learners, those who have poor literacy skills, use English as a second language, or have disabilities. Bartos knows the challenges of health education as she herself has a severe-to-profound hearing loss.
In this podcast, Bonnie Bartos talks with Helen Osborne about:
- The spectrum of hearing loss, including how hearing loss can affect speech.
- Strategies to communicate clearly with people who have hearing loss.
- Types of technology designed to help people with hearing loss.
- Bartos’s story about how she lost hearing. And ways her service dogs help.
More Ways to Learn:
- Osborne H (host), Cushman C (guest). “Health Education for Children with Disabilities (HLOL #89),” January 8, 2013. Podcast at http://healthliteracy.com/hlol-children-disabilities. Transcript at http://healthliteracy.com/transcript.asp?PageID=11492
- Osborne H, Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition published by Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011. One chapter is “Know Your Audience: Hearing Loss.” Available at http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781449600532/ and most online bookstores.
- Osborne H, “Communicating About Health with ASL.” First published in On Call magazine, June 2003. Now available at http://healthliteracy.com/hlol-asl
- Health Education in American Sign Language at http://www.deafmd.org
- Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD) at http://www.c-s-d.org
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at http://www.asha.org
- Search the internet or your state’s information for advocacy groups or organizations and services for deafness and hearing loss.
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 20, 36.