Daily Archives: January 8, 2019

How to Make Family Gatherings Easier for Seniors who are Hearing Challenged

It’s challenging for your loved one to communicate with you when they’re living with a hearing impairment. Fortunately, there are some things (besides getting them hearing aids) that you can do to help include them in your family gatherings so the experience is both pleasant and inclusive for everyone who’s there. Do Your Best to Communicate Clearly While you don’t want to overemphasize your words, you do want to make sure that you speak in a way that’s both clear and concise. By speaking too slowly (or too loudly) to those with hearing loss you’ll embarrass them unnecessarily, which will result in hurt feelings. When someone is struggling to hear you, try rephrasing what you’re saying. By using less complicated words, it may be easier for them to understand what you’re saying. It’s always a good idea to speak clearly Read More +