Vital Signs: Sounds of Silence

An accident threatened Mr. Sinclair's poor hearing. Could microsurgery save his fragile world?

By Norman T. Berlinger|Sunday, March 01, 1998
You must be a good kisser, said Steve Sinclair, my next patient. He was talking to Pam, our hospital’s surgical check-in clerk. She had asked him if he’d brought in copies of his physical exam and blood work, and his answer clearly caught her off guard. Mr. Sinclair, a handsome man with an imposing T-shaped physique, sensed his blunder immediately and tried to repair the damage. I mean, your lips move well, and it’s not too hard to read them. He headed for his briefcase and ga...
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