Engaging Healthcare to Address Communication Environments (ENHANCE) Program

Communication is essential for providing patient-centered care. Strong patient-provider communication is associated with better healthcare outcomes. However, hearing loss is rarely considered in communication improvement initiatives despite its impact on communication. Nicholas S. Reed (nreed9@jhmi.edu) developed and leads the Engaging Healthcare to Address Communication Environments (ENHANCE) program. ENHANCE is designed to deliver a simple, scalable program that is compatible with healthcare workflow to identify and address hearing loss with amplifiers and communication strategies. The core principle of ENHANCE is that awareness of hearing loss and communication modifications to address patient-provider communication is a requirement of the provider and should not fall on the patient. The team is currently refining these materials for public consumption. Please return soon to find more information and materials on ENHANCE.
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For questions, please contact Nicholas S. Reed at nreed9@jhmi.edu.