With the pandemic set to continue for the foreseeable future and essential measures such as face masks and social distancing becoming a part of normal life, it’s made everyday activities more complicated for all of us. But for one group in particular the COVID19 prevention measures have caused even more disruption: those affected with hearing loss and deafness.
Lip-reading and increased speaking volume are two methods hearing loss sufferers use to aid their conversational communication; and the new regulations unfortunately impede these greatly. But there are a few helpful tips that can be taken into account when communicating with someone who’s struggling to hear. Hearing loss experts Clear Living have put these tips together into an informational graphic: