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Communication With People Suffering From Hearing Loss

Good communication requires the efforts of everyone involved in the conversation. Even if the person who has hearing loss is making use of hearing aids and is using active listening strategies; others involved in the conversation must be mindful as well. Here are some examples that will help. 1. Face the person suffering from hearing loss: Always face the hearing impaired individual so that they can get visual speech cues. Ensure that the conversation takes place in good lighting. Face to face is vastly preferable than sitting off to the side. 2. Speak clearly and don’t talk to a person from another room: When you are communicating with a person suffering from hearing loss you need to speak slowly, clearly, distinctly, and also naturally. There is no need to shout or perform exaggerated mouth movements as shouting distorts the normal Read More +