Ways to successfully deal with your hearing loss. There are 5 basic areas you need to cover in order to successfully cope with your hearing loss. They are:
- Psychologically and emotionally adjust to your hearing loss. This includes working through the grieving process for your hearing loss.
- Wear properly fitted hearing aids if they will help you.
- Use assistive listening devices (ALDs) to supplement your hearing aids in difficult listening situations.
- Learn to speechread.
- Practice the myriads of little (and free) coping skills such as getting close to the speaker, having light on the speaker’s face, telling the person you are talking to what they need to do so you can effectively communicate with them, cutting out background noise, etc.