What is it about?

Reducing stigma of hearing headsets. This was a Coproduced publication regarding acceptance of (and the joy of having) a headset for children written by a 12 year old patient and her paediatrician

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Why is it important?

Children who need to wear hearing tech or hearing aids can help reduce stigma and make hearing aids cool and fun to wear.


Children can use stories (such as Harry Potter’s extendable war story) help make other children more comfortable about their technologies to support their quality of life.

Dr Tamsin Mary Holland Brown
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust & Cambridge University Hospitals

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This page is a summary of: Harry Potter’s extendable ear: reaching deaf children, Archives of Disease in Childhood, February 2024, BMJ,
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2023-326257.
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