How Can Family and Friends Help?

  • Face the hearing impaired person directly and be at the same eye level when you are talking to him
  • Don't shout, speak normally
  • Reduce the level of background noise e.g. turn off TV or radio while you have a conversation with him/her
  • Try not to stand too far away from him when you want to converse with him
  • Keep your hands away from your face. When your face is covered, he/she may not be able to get sufficient visual input
  • Be sure that light is not shining in his or her eyes