1. Face the person directly on the same level whenever possible. 2. See the light is shining on your face, not in the eyes of the person with impaired hearing. 3. Do not talk from another room; if you must, make sure the person has heard you call him and tell them what room you…

1. Effective communication distance is approximately 6 to 10 feet provided the speaker uses a normal conversational voice and the background noise is low. 2. If you can, try to arrange the environment so that you sit with your better ear toward the speaker. a. Try to face the speaker rather than just turning your…

1. Watch the speaker carefully so that you can see his/her total expression because it will give you clues to what the speaker is saying. Don’t concentrate on the speaker’s lips only. 2. Check the seating arrangement in the room, and then seat yourself in a seat across from the speaker so that you can…

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