If you know or work with someone who struggles with hearing loss, it is extra important that you take extra steps to make sure you are understood. Goldencarers.com has put together a great list of 14 steps you can take to make sure you are being heard as well as possible. Some of the steps they suggest are:
- Do not chew or eat while talking
- Eliminate glare so people can watch your lips
- Eliminate background noise like air conditioners or radio
- Sit in front of or face to face with the person
You can read more here: http://www.goldencarers.com/14-tips-for-communicating-with-people-who-have-hearing-loss/3872/
Though these steps are meant for caregivers, they apply to everyone that is trying to communicate with someone who has hearing loss. It is important to make sure everyone feels part of the conversation.
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life. To learn more about how to qualify for a no-cost CaptionCall phone, visit www.CaptionCall.com.
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator