So how do Deaf physicians operate in a hearing environment? Academic Medicine performed a study on 86 Deaf/Hard of Hearing physicians and trainees to ask what support they received as physicians. From the results:
The response rate was 65% (56 respondents; 31 trainees and 25 practicing physicians). Modified stethoscopes were the most frequently used accommodation (n = 50; 89%); other accommodations included auditory equipment, note-taking, computer-assisted real-time captioning, signed interpretation, and oral interpretation.