The Communication Partner Journey
The Communication Partner Journey is a visual representing typical stages that partners of people with hearing loss often go through. The tool allows you to understand, explore and map the wide range of feelings and experiences your client’s partner may be experiencing presently or may experience later in their journey.
The goal is to facilitate a better awareness of the partner’s perspective and help them grasp their own role in relation to the person with hearing loss and how they can be a valuable support.
Understanding the communication partner’s journey and including them in the rehabilitation process allows you to get a complete picture your client’s environment and needs and paves the way for a more person-centered treatment.
Use the Communication Partner Journey visual as a starting point for understanding and mapping the complex phases and numerous milestones of the communication partner journey and to start a conversation with your client and their partner.
This tool is based on the interactive Possible Partner Journey which can be used with people with hearing loss and adapted for use with communication partners.