Blog Posts tagged with: Communication Skills

Communicating with Someone with a Hearing Loss

Hearing loss presents many challenges for communication. Obviously, volume is an issue, but with properly programed hearing aids, volume can be corrected. Clarity is another issue – certain types of hearing loss can cause speech sounds to be distorted, meaning even with enough volume, the sound is not clear. Another problem is background noise – … Continue reading 

Hearing Well This Festive Season

The festive season is in full swing, and for the team at The Hearing Specialists, that means helping our patients communicate and celebrate with their families during this special time. With parties, family dinners and lots of Bing Crosby playing in the background, your hearing system is really put to the test. These environments are … Continue reading 

Communication Strategies 101

Even with the best hearing aids on the market, there will be times when the listening environment makes it difficult to follow a conversation. Here are some strategies you can try to help maximize your communication skills, and minimize your frustrations: Avoid bluffing:Pretending to follow a conversation prevents you from enjoying social interactions. Be honest … Continue reading