Choose the Right Time and the Right Place
Hearing loss affects the ability to recognize speech. Therefore, communication becomes a challenge. You may have noticed that your loved one uses facial expressions and lip reading to get by, so it’s important to choose a time and a place that’s quiet.
Relate to Your Loved One’s Hearing Loss
Speaking about one’s hearing loss can be a sensitive topic. Don’t show frustration. Be positive. Talk about specific examples of when you have noticed they’ve had trouble.
Your loved one knows there is a change in their hearing. Be sure to ask open-ended questions about how they feel and what they have been experiencing. Allow them to speak freely without interruption.
Offer Your Support and Encourage Them to Take a Hearing Screening
Take the Guided Hearing Experience yourself! Show them how important hearing health is to you. Have a conversation on how quick and easy it was, and let them know you did it for them.
Don’t Get Frustrated
Be positive. Speak clearly. Look at them when speaking. Recognize that some conversation requires a more active listening role. Repeat words or phrases if needed. Lastly, adjust the listening environment to make having a conversation easier.
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