You Can Help Break the Sound Barrier
Perhaps you can hear perfectly well but have family or friends who have
difficulty following conversations.
When speaking you can help by:
- Make sure your face is in good light
- Keeping your head still
- Attracting the person's attention before speaking
- Speaking clearly and slightly slower than normal
- Using different words, as some words are easier to lip-read than
- Writing things down when necessary
- Shout! This looks aggressive, and shouting at someone with a hearing aid
can cause discomfort.
- Smoke or eat while talking or put your hand in front of your mouth.
- Above all be patient.
What did you say?
Do you find it difficult to hear what people are saying? - Your favourite
TV programme? - The telephone? Or the doorbell ring?
Then you probably suffer some degree of hearing loss.
There are Other Devices
to help with everyday problems.
- To flash the lights in your home when there's someone at the door.
- To let you hear TV without upsetting family or neighbours.
- To wake you in the morning when ordinary alarms are not sufficient.
- To make it easier to hear on the telephone, including public
Even if you have a hearing aid, you may still have to rely on lip-reading.
is the name given to noises in the head and ears - it's a very common
problem. If you've got a hearing loss you may suffer from tinnitus as
well. As yet there is no cure, but if it's bad enough you could try
MASKING. You wear a small device like a hearing aid which makes a gentle
sound, which may cover (or mask) the noises in your head. See your
doctor - you may be referred to a consultant.
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