7 good communication habits
Communication is a two-way process. Hearing aids may not be enough to make all conversations a success. You can do a lot to make listening and communicating easier.
1. Gain the person’s attention before speaking, so that they’re ready to look at you and focus on what you’re saying.
2. Speak clearly and at a natural pace – don’t shout.
3. Move closer and sit where your face is lit, so that your facial expressions are easy to read.
4. Try not to talk while chewing or smoking, or hide your mouth or chin while speaking.
5. Reduce background noise, turn down the music or TV or find somewhere quieter to talk.
6. If you are in a group, try not to interrupt each other.
7. Instead of repeating yourself, try to rephrase the sentence.