Communication requires effort from all parties involved to help maintain a successful ‘two-way street’ and difficulties can arise when information is lost during the conversation due to a hearing impairment. Individuals with hearing difficulties usually have to rely on their remaining hearing, assistive listening devices (eg hearing aids), visual cues/lip reading, as well as communication tactics and strategies to maintain conversations.
Below are some examples of tactics which can help make communication easier:
Hearing loss is a natural occurrence and effects everyone differently. Some people don’t even realize they have an issue and it’s those closest around them that are impacted most. If you feel a loved one is not hearing as well as they used to, bring them in to have their hearing assessed. Appointments can be made with one of our friendly clinicians.