Top tips on how to be Deaf Aware

  • Top deaf awareness tipsMake sure you have the attention of the person before you start speaking
  • Places with good lighting and little or no background noise are best for conversations
  • Use plain language, normal lip movements and facial expressions
  • Check whether the person understands what you are saying and, if not, try saying it in a different way.
  • Keep your voice down as it’s uncomfortable for hearing aid user if you shout.
  • Learn basic finger spelling or some basic British Sign Language (BSL)

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