Loss and loneliness can come to mean the same thing for hard of hearing people. Too often they begin to feel isolated and people stop talking with them simply because they don't know how to. A little informed courtesy can go a long way in facilitating communication with hard of hearing people. Here are a few tips to help:
Slower please, not louder. Shouting is embarrassing and unnecessary. In fact, it can cause discomfort to a hearing aid wearer.
The nearer, the clearer. Speak clearly and natura