Communication with the Hearing Impaired

Guidelines for Better Communication with the Hearing Impaired :-

  • In a noisy environment take the person to one side
  • Try to position yourself so that your face is well lit
  • Remember that hearing aids amplify All sounds
  • Do not shout
  • Speak clearly and not too fast
  • Always address a person face to face
  • Use plain language that is easily understood
  • When speaking always ensure your lip patterns can be seen clearly and are not distorted by eating or smoking
  • If you are not understood, try using simpler words or write things down
  • Be patient and above all…. do not give up