Successful communication with a family member who has hearing loss requires everyone to cooperate!
When trying to have a conversation with someone with hearing loss, you must:
Turn down the volume on the televison or music
Face them when you are talking and keep your hands away from your face
Speak clearly and not too fast
Do not talk loudly or shout
Sit at the table where they can see you and there is not too much noise in the background
These tips apply to those who wear hearing aids, also. Hearing aids are very helpful, but are not a replacement for our ears.
Life Sounds Great! Enjoy Every Moment!
Paula Webster, M.A.
Advanced Audiology Concepts, Inc.
8897 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060