Log in
CaptionCall - Life is Calling

CaptionCall Blog

<< Back to Blog List

  Share:
Share on Facebook
5/25/2016
Multi-generation Family Outdoors
You would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn’t recognize the importance of being able to communicate when it comes to interpersonal relationships – especially within the home. Read more...
 
 
You would be hard pressed to find anyone who didn’t recognize the importance of being able to communicate when it comes to interpersonal relationships – especially within the home.  Hearing or understanding what is being said is the key to healthy family communications.  When that is compromised, it can have a negative impact on the whole family. 
 
A fantastic article from Health Hearing addresses this issue and provides some recommendations to help improve communication in the home – especially in a home where someone is dealing with hearing loss:
 
  • If you are the speaker, it's your job to be sure what you're saying is being heard and understood. If it isn't, you need to fix it.
  • If you are the listener, it's your job to let the speaker know whether you've heard and understood.
 
To read the article, visit http://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52650-Hearing-loss-affects-the-entire-family.
 
Communication barriers often start with the speaker, not the listener.  For example, we sometimes speak to someone from another room, expecting to be heard, which can make it very difficult to be heard.  Speaking when there is a lot of background noise is another communication mistake we sometimes make.  Even the direction someone is facing (the speaker or the listener) can make a difference in whether or not you are heard and understood. 
 
Sometimes we just don’t think about the listener and if they’re in a position to hear us.  Effective communication at home requires us to be more conscientious of the listener when we speak.  Our homes should be a place where we can hear and be heard – a place where relationships can flourish through effective communication.   
 
CaptionCall is an active advocate for people with hearing loss.  We encourage people with hearing loss to seek treatment early and to actively manage their hearing health.  Our mission is to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life!
 
Written by John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator