In communicating with a hearing aid wearer, it’s important to remember some straightforward advice to enable everybody to be part of the conversation. Support from family and friends is essential in building confidence so that interacting with the world around you is relaxing and stree-free as possible.
Few tips to share with you
Face to face communication allows the hearing aid wearer to take advantage of facial expressions, lip reading cues and other visual body language information that help them understand the conversation. Below are a few key tips to bear in mind:
By being aware of different types of listening environments will help you achieve more effective communication with your friends and family who wear hearing aids. Quieter environments, small groups and one-to-one situations are easier for understanding conversations then noisy restaurants, car journeys and sporting events.
In noisier environments such as a restaurant, communication can be made easier by:
Be patient with your family and friends who use hearing aids as there still will be times when you might need to repeat parts of a conversation to ensure they understand everything.
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