Do's and Don'ts for Communicating During the Holidays

The holidays are here, which means it's a time to share and connect with family. For people with hearing loss, communicating in large groups can be challenging at times. It's important to make sure that everyone is comfortable and getting what they need in large group settings, and using these tips for communicating with people with hearing loss may help everyone feel more included. If you think it might help, be sure to pass this information along to your family and friends just in time for the next holiday party.

What to Do

What NOT to Do

The holidays are meant to be a time of connecting with the ones you love. So this holiday season, remember to use effective communication strategies so that even those with limited hearing can feel included. Don't be afraid to ask questions, express your needs and preferences and educate your family and friends about effective communication. That way, you can arrive to the party feeling confident and excited to spend time together.

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