Magazine ‘Worm’ reported about Germany’s only deaf self-employed dentist as able to prosper despite profound hearing loss in the workplace? And to what extent modern look implants can help ertaubten people to return to the hearing world? A report, the exemplary answers to these questions are published the worm, “leading journal to life with cochlear implant (CI) and hearing aid, in its just-published edition. Dr. Kirsten Keppler (38), Germany’s only deaf, self-employed dentist, tells of her difficult path that took a decisive turn thanks to modern look implants. Also from stones, which are placed one in the way, you can something nice build.”is this Goethe quote Dr. Kirsten Keppler (38), Germany’s only deaf, self-employed dentist, its report to the page. Kirsten Keppler is highly hearing impaired since childhood. For 30 years She lives with hearing aids.
With additional effort, she visited yet schools for normal listening, successfully completed a degree of in dentistry. Her work as an Assistant in a dental practice is the young woman in front of a variety of communicative difficulties: it is impossible to refrain the colleagues from the lips by wearing Mouthguard. Noise by dental cleaner or drill more difficult listening with hearing aids. Day after day, Kirsten Keppler is under enormous pressure. Always, she fear misunderstandings with the patients. Finally, 2005 of change in the own dental practice, first offering the prospect of a hearing impaired people oriented work environment with optimum communication conditions of the young woman. Kirsten Keppler uses additional technical support. You experienced it as a huge relief to confess openly to the own handicap to their patients.
But at the same time, their hearing status deteriorates increasingly. She can no longer make calls. Also the FM system does not help more. 2011 has then 37 year old only low amounts of hearing. She is forced to give up the profession.