- Speak in a normal tone of voice. Shouting distorts the sound of the voice.
- Talk slowly and clearly.
- Always face the person as you speak and position yourself no more than three to six feet away so that the person can read your lips for cues.
- If you think, based on the person's facial expressions, that he or she hasn't understood you, rephrase what you have just said.
- Finally, ask the person what you can do to make conversations easier
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David Vernick, Otolaryngology, answeredThere are several things that you can do to help put a hearing-impaired person at ease and make communication as easy as possible: