Give books about hearing loss to clients and community organizations to increase awareness!
Learning how others manage the challenges of living with hearing loss can increase one’s motivation to seek help. Share books about hearing loss with clients and organizations in your community to encourage people to take action on their hearing and improve their quality of life.
Numerous novels and non-fictional accounts of hearing loss exist. You could purchase a number of these books and share them with clients, allowing them to borrow them for a short period of time after their first appointment. For those individuals that are on the fence about taking action, reading a book about hearing loss in the comfort of their own home could help them through the process of acknowledging their communication challenges.
You could also share books with your local libraries, schools, and community organizations. This could help raise general awareness of hearing loss in your region. Holding lectures and open talks at these organization could help promote the books and inform your community about the services your clinic offers.