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Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

Tips for Better Communication with People with Hearing Loss

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Is there someone close to you with hearing loss? Odds are, yes! With over 40 million Americans managing significant hearing loss, that person could be a friend, neighbor, coworker or family member. People with hearing loss face significant challenges to how they comprehend speech and navigate communication. The good news is, when you help make communication easier for someone with hearing loss, everyone benefits. Get Their Perspective How do you start considering the hearing needs of others? To start, just ask! If someone is struggling to keep up with a conversation, ask them what would help improve their hearing in…

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Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

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Whether we like it or not, meetings are an unavoidable part of the modern office job. 15 percent of an organization’s collective time is spent in meetings. This figure has increased each year since 2008, so it doesn’t look like we’ll be ending the practice anytime soon. It’s a lot of time spent sitting in rooms listening to people talk. But not everyone in the room will be able to understand and contribute effectively. About 60 percent of the American workforce has some degree of hearing loss. This means that there are a surprising number of workers who are struggling…

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Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

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The workplace is one of the hardest places to negotiate hearing loss. After all, a lot rides on communication on the job, from staying in the loop and learning a new task to closing deals to connecting with your coworkers. Hearing loss doesn’t have to hold you back. Using hearing aids, assistive technology can help you stay on top of your job. Learning to pick up nonverbal communication cues can also provide critical context for conversations. If you’ve struggled with hearing loss you have probably already picked up on some of these nonverbal signals that help you understand what is…

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Enjoying the Holidays with Hearing Loss

Enjoying the Holidays with Hearing Loss

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The holiday season is quickly upon us, with all the hustle and bustle we associate with this time of year. Many of us who celebrate Thanksgiving will have our first “taste” of this swirl of activity as we pick out recipes, go grocery shopping, travel to visit friends and family, cook elaborate dishes, and serve up veritable feasts for our loved ones. In this midst of all this activity, it would be easy to forget the real reason for the holiday gatherings we put so much work into preparing: to connect with those we love. When we get all the…

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Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

Improve Family Communication by Treating Hearing Loss

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With Father’s Day less than two weeks away, do you know what you’re getting your dad to show him that you appreciate the impact he’s had on your life? Family plays an important role in our lives, and Father’s Day is a perfect time to acknowledge the love and support you’ve received from your family over the years. This year, improve family communication to show Dad you care. Noticing the Signs of Hearing Loss Hearing loss is one of the top chronic health problems in the U.S., affecting nearly 40 million Americans. According to the National Institute on Deafness and…

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Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

Talking about Hearing Loss: Why Your Disclosure Method Matters

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You may have recently received the news that you have hearing loss. This information, though it may be disheartening at first, can actually lead to a much better way of life once you receive adequate hearing assistance and move down the path to improvement. One of the steps along the path to improved hearing is to let others know that you have experienced hearing loss. Like any life experience, you have the choice how and when to disclose what has happened to you. Each person has a different approach to letting others know about hearing loss. Just as with another…

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