If you are living with hearing loss, you know that it takes extra effort to communicate with others.
There are techniques you can learn to improve communication and avoid stress. These techniques can also help you:
Many things in your surroundings can affect how well you hear and understand what others are saying. These include:
Changes in your house or office can help you hear better:
To better follow a conversation:
Many different devices to help those with hearing loss are available. If you are using hearing aids, regular visits with your audiologists are important.
People around you can also learn methods to help them talk to a person with hearing loss.
Dugan MB. Living with Hearing Loss. Washington DC: Gallaudet University Press; 2003.
Updated by: Ashutosh Kacker, MD, BS, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Associate Attending Otolaryngologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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