The University of California San Francisco Medical Center prepared a great list of tips to ensure good communication strategies when communicating with people who have hearing loss. Some of their recommendations include:
- Use their name before beginning a conversation
- Face them directly
- Acquaint the listener with the general topic of the conversation
- Pay attention to where to position yourself
- Speak clearly and slowly, but naturally
- Try to minimize extra noise while talking
Refer to the article for many other helpful tips: https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/communicating_with_people_with_hearing_loss/
Whether you are a professional working with clients who have hearing loss, or you are simply trying to communicate effectively with loved ones, successful communication requires real effort from all individuals involved in the conversation.
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Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator