Michael McKee, MD, MPH, is a family medicine physician and Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. McKee’s clinical work and research focuses on health care access, health literacy, and health communication with disadvantaged populations including those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Dr. McKee not only has a professional interest in this topic but also personal experience as he himself has a profound hearing loss.
In this podcast, Helen Osborne talks with Dr. Michael McKee about:
- How hearing loss can affect health knowledge and understanding.
- Assessing a person’s preferred language and mode of communication.
- Respectful ways to improve communication as with pictures, technology, and community education.
More Ways to Learn:
- Health Literacy and Hearing Loss (HLOL #103). Health Literacy Out Loud podcast interview with Bonnie Bartos.
- Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition. By Helen Osborne, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. Includes the chapter, “Know Your Audience: Hearing Loss.” Available at most online bookstores, including Amazon.
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 20, 27.
Read the written transcript.
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