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patient-centered orientation
focuses on providing care that is respectful of and responsive to a patient's preferences, needs and values and that ensures the patient values guide all clinical decisions
biomedical orientation
focuses on the organs and mechanisms of hearing rather than the person
sales orientation
emphasizes persuading the patient to pursue and procure services, interventions, and listening devices
objective tinnitus
tinnitus which can be heard by placing a stethoscope over the patients ear
meniere's disease
an inner ear disorder that is related to idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops and may cause vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus and the sensation of fullness in the ear
acoustic neuroma
a tumor of the auditory or eight nerve, usually benign, that may cause gradual hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness
Ear, Nose and throat doctor
dissonance theory
situations in which one's self perception does not coincide with reality