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7/22/2016
Two People Conversing
Hearing loss is an isolating experience, but it doesn’t have to be.  As we communicate with people that have hearing loss, Read more...
 
 
Hearing loss is an isolating experience, but it doesn’t have to be.  As we communicate with people that have hearing loss, there are steps we can take to make sure people are not missing out on the conversation.  ‘Goldencarers.com’ has a fantastic list of steps for their caregivers who are working with someone who has hearing loss--but their advice is beneficial for everyone. We can all help those in our lives with hearing loss stay connected.  Some stand outs that we found from the list include:
  1. Speak clearly but without exaggeration. Speaking too slowly can be patronizing.
  2. Do not speak into a client’s ear
  3. Clients with poor hearing often have difficulty with consonants such as 'P', 'TH', 'S', 'F', 'T'. Take a marker and note book and write down the word you want them to understand
You can see the rest of the list here:  http://www.goldencarers.com/14-tips-for-communicating-with-people-who-have-hearing-loss/3872/
Making sure we are speaking with our friends and family in a way that optimizes their ability to understand will go a long way in helping them feel a part of the conversation. 
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