Communication: It’s a two way street

Is your love one hard of hearing?  Here are a few tips to help you communicate better with them!

Image result for check DO face the person you are communicating with. This allows for access to visual cues.

Image result for x  Do NOT try to converse from a different room or with your back turned.

Image result for checkDO speak naturally.

Image result for x  Do NOT talk quickly or shout. This can actually cause more distortion in the auditory system.

Image result for check DO rephrase your sentence rather than just repeating yourself.

Image result for check DO reduce background noise, like the TV or other competing noise, when having a conversation.

At the NDBC Hearing Clinic, our doctors of audiology are here to help you decide which type of hearing aid is best for you.  Don’t miss out on any of your important conversations!  Call to schedule your appointment today or visit our website to learn more.