Navigating the Hospital with Hearing Loss

Even a planned hospital visit is cause for worry whether we have hearing loss or not. Hearing loss can make communicating under stress even more difficult. Here are some tips to help you navigate the hospital better with hearing loss:

Other tips to remember:

A hospital stay is also a time to employ active listening strategies such as making sure you are positioned to see the person who is speaking. Focus and repeat what is being said or ask questions that will allow the person speaking with you to gauge your understanding.