Personal Experience Informs an Integrated Approach
Hearing loss affects the most basic human need to connect with one another. The typical steps to improving outcomes—either aiding and restoring hearing or providing signed language—incompletely addresses skills of social cognition and self-advocacy. These skills are crucial to connecting those with hearing loss to their world.
Dr. Ruffin is committed to addressing these issues to negate the impact of hearing loss on relationships and careers. His teams innovate in three independent spaces: