Hearing loss affects approximately 500 million people worldwide. Although people of all ages can develop a hearing loss, those over 50 years of age are particularly affected. In fact, hearing loss is the third most common chronic disorder. Hearing loss is invisible and usually gradual, but it can have a profound influence on the person with hearing loss and everyone around them.
Restored communication means a significantly improved quality of life
For a new hearing aid wearer, the role of family, friends and colleagues is crucial, especially in the initial period of adjustment. The new hearing aid wearer needs your support and encouragement. Help them discover their hearing aid!
Practical advice for communicating with hearing aid wearers
Speak clearly and naturally
It is not necessary to speak loudly – this will cause sound distortion and discomfort to the hearing aid wearer. Maintain a normal tone of voice, speak clearly and more slowly.
Reduce the distance between you and the listener, especially in background noise.
Take the surroundings into account
Don’t try to converse from one room to another or in rooms with distracting noises, such as a washing machine, vacuum cleaner, loud music, etc. – this is likely to lead to mutual frustration.
Understanding that using hearing aids can be tiring
When talking with a new hearing aid wearer, be aware of signs of fatigue. Don’t force or prolong conversations if the listener is tired.
Respect the pace of adjustment and encourage the person with hearing loss. Be a good listener and help them to achieve their goal of better hearing and understanding.
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