Tips


#1

Be sure the light is on the face of the person speaking to you.

#2

Ask your host/hostess to turn off the radio or television set and explain that you can hear better without background noise.

#3

Take speech-reading classes. Your CHHA branch can assist you in locating when and where they are available.

#4

Keep your sense of humour!

Things to remember when you’re speaking to someone who is hard of hearing:

  • Do not shout
  • Speak clearly and slowly
  • Re-phrase a misunderstood sentence
  • Move away from background noise
  • Do not obscure your mouth