Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Communication tips

Problem communication situations for the HoH

  • listening while driving
  • large group situations
  • more then one conversation going on at once
  • hearing whispers
  • understanding at the doctor's office or hospital
  • understanding police when stopped in traffic
  • understanding people who look/turn away while talking
  • understanding people while background music/tv/radio is playing
  • understanding people while walking on a city sidewalk (traffic noise)
  • understanding people while walking on a trail (trail too narrow to walk side by side)
  • understanding people during a holiday family dinner
  • understanding people on the phone
  • understanding people with speech issues (quiet talkers, mumblers, speech impairment, accents)
  • not aware of people talking to HoH person (can result in hurt feelings and confusion by perception that they are being deliberately ignored)

1 comment:

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Also talking on the telephone.