Are you finding more and more frequently that you’re receiving blank stares or questions such as, “What?” and, “Can you please repeat that?” from a senior loved one with a hearing disability? It might not just be that his or her hearing loss is getting worse; the problem could actually be a result of your communication and pronunciation. Remember, for those with low hearing, a variety of factors such as background noise, mumbling, and the pitch of someone’s voice can make it all the more difficult to catch information and respond.
At Hired Hands Homecare, we work with elderly clients who have trouble hearing, and have a few tips for you to better communicate with your loved ones.
Before beginning to speak, get the attention of the person with the hearing loss
Speak up, as clearly and naturally as possible, without shouting
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