The Face Hole Series

The Difference Between Hearing and Listening

A brief overview of how hearing works

Photo: Pawel Czerwinski / Unsplash

As an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor in New York City, I see a lot of patients who think they have hearing loss. They can’t hear conversations at business dinners or have to ask people to repeat themselves at parties. These aren’t necessarily older patients, by the…



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Dr. Linda Dahl

Dr. Linda Dahl


Physician. Author of Tooth and Nail:The Making of a Female Fight Doctor & Better Breastfeeding, @doctorlindadahl