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2. Know the Best Ways to Communicate with Someone with Hearing Difficulties

Consultation with Physician

Patients are more likely to respond to suggestions regarding their hearing health if they feel safe and comfortable. Make it as easy for them to understand you as possible by following these guidelines:

  1. Don't start speaking before you're sure you have their attention
  2. Make sure they can see your face while you speak
  3. Be careful not to block your mouth with your hand
  4. Don't speak too quickly, and enunciate clearly
  5. Don't shout at them
  6. If your point doesn't come across, rephrase rather than repeat at a louder volume
  7. Be patient
3. When should you ask about their hearing?


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