The Better Hearing Consumer
How’s this for a salad bar of communication strategies?
Hearing aids. Cochlear implants. Speechreading skills. Assistive listening devices. Telecoils and looping. Bluetooth. Captioning on TV, at the movies, on our smartphones. Assertiveness in having our needs met. Manipulating our listening environment with lighting, good sight lines, and low-or-no background noise.
People with hearing loss pick and choose the ones they need, want, or can afford in order to communicate to their best ability. And with the right attitude, it usually works. But what about those days when attitude turns sour, when coping with hearing loss becomes a grind? At times like this, what are you gonna do?
Get out of town.