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Should you mention it if someone seems to have hearing loss?

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Acknowledge their hearing loss. Hearing loss changes a lot of things, both for the person who lost it and those they love. If you act like nothing’s different, it can make it harder for your loved one to get used to living with hearing loss.

From: How to Support Better Hearing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living with Hearing Loss."

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Communicating with People with Hearing Loss."

Cleveland Clinic: "Tips to Improve Communication when Talking with Someone with Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Adult Aural/Audiologic Rehabilitation.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 01, 2019

SOURCES:

Hearing Loss Association of America: "Living with Hearing Loss."

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Communicating with People with Hearing Loss."

Cleveland Clinic: "Tips to Improve Communication when Talking with Someone with Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Adult Aural/Audiologic Rehabilitation.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 01, 2019

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