- Try different technologies and how to use them
- Manage communication in places with a lot of background noise
- Tell others that you have a hearing loss
- Invite your friends and family to support you
- … and much more
Join a group
Have you ever had questions about your hearing technology? Or wondered if there is a better way to manage communication? You may want to think about joining a group. Group sessions are mostly run by audiologists and allow you and your partner to talk to others with hearing loss about how to cope in daily life. They are a terrific place to get tips and tricks and meet others in the same situation.
For example, you can share experiences on how to:
We talked to couples after they participated in a group session. Hear their comments.
A woman tells the group that her family made no effort to include when she was a child before her hearing loss. The group talks about how to manage social isolation and develop the courage to speak up for yourself.
You can't always plan communication. Pretend you're at the theater and you want to buy popcorn. Hear the tips and tricks from the participants in a group session on how they would manage these challenges.