Mumu-Ɔpɛnimba 26, 2021 1 min read

Coping and support

These tips can help you communicate more easily despite your hearing loss:

  • Tell your friends and family. Let them know that you have some hearing loss.
  • Position yourself to hear. Face the person you're talking to.
  • Turn off background noise. For example, noise from a television may interfere with conversation.
  • Ask others to speak clearly, but not more loudly. Most people will be helpful if they know you're having trouble hearing them.
  • Try to have the other person's attention before speaking. Avoid trying to converse with someone in a different room.
  • Choose quiet settings. In public, choose a place to talk that's away from noisy areas.
  • Consider using an assistive listening device. Hearing devices, such as TV-listening systems or phone-amplifying devices, smartphone or tablet apps, and closed-circuit systems in public places can help you hear better while decreasing other noises around you.