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Eldercare Communicating with the Hearing Impaired

Hearing loss is a common problem for adults over age 65. When hearing loss is left untreated, those suffering from loss may avoid conversations or be embarrassed to participate in social functions. Learning non–verbal and verbal communication techniques can help hearing impaired seniors participate in daily activities. Some suggestions for communicating effectively with hard of hearing seniors include the following tips: enunciate clearly, face the person, maintain eye contact, do not cover your mouth, and sit at eye level. Before starting any conversation, turn down the television or radio. Background noise can make understanding the conversation difficult. Speak slowly and
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Categories: Over Age 65 and Senior Health.