Outdoor activities

April 15, 2016

Activite exterieure

For hearing-impaired people

  • When people talk to you, stop what you are doing and look at them.
  • Position yourself so as to avoid being dazzled by the sun shining directly in your face.
  • If there is noise around you, try to move away from it. For example, if your neighbour is mowing the grass near you.
  • If you have hearing aids, use them.

If you didn’t quite understand

  • Ask your partner:
    • To tell you the general subject
    • To speak more slowly
    • To speak a little more loudly
    • To say things in another way
  • Summarize what you understood so your partner knows which part of the message to repeat.

For conversation partners

  • Get your partner’s attention before talking to them (e.g., say their name, touch their shoulder).
  • Move closer to your partner before speaking to them.
  • Ensure the distance between you and them is no greater than 6 feet.
  • Talk to your partner face to face to help them lip read.
  • Talk a little more slowly and loudly.
  • Use short sentences and simple words.
  • If your partner does not understand your message, repeat it once. If they still don’t understand, reword it.
  • If the person cannot understand, schedule another time to continue the conversation.
  • Send a text message, if needed.
Did you know?
Wind noise through your hearing aids can make speech harder to understand and listening less enjoyable. Some hearing aids have a special function to attenuate wind noise. This helps you understand speech and makes wearing hearing aids more comfortable.For more information, consult your audiologist or audioprosthetist.

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