For those that don’t have hearing problems, it can be difficult to understand how hard it can be for somebody to hear with hearing loss.
(PRWEB UK) 21 January 2013
Hidden Hearing has recently published advice on how best to communicate with someone suffering from hearing loss.
For those that don’t have hearing problems, it can be difficult to understand how hard it can be for somebody to hear with hearing loss. While the best course of action is to encourage them to seek the help and advice of the professionals at Hidden Hearing, here are some tips on how best communicate with them:
- It is important to have the person’s full attention before asking them a question. It helps to start with their name before asking the question.
- Keep face to face contact throughout, even when across the room.
- Focus on speaking clearly rather than slowly.
- Keep a natural facial expression and gestures, don’t exaggerate or be theatrical.
- If somebody can’t understand, it’s important not to keep repeating the same thing as this can become frustrating for both parties. It’s best to find another way to explain.
- Set the scene, choose a well lit place with little background noise for an important conversation.
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.