Tips for talking to people with hearing loss
To improve communication with a person with hearing loss, you can:
- attract their attention before starting a conversation
- face them when you speak
- reduce any background noise or try to find a quieter place to have a conversation
- speak slowly and clearly
- use visual cues and gestures
- be patient
- ask the person what helps them.
For more information, download Tips for talking to people with hearing loss.
Help to translate spoken language
There are free services that can help to translate:
spoken language to text
text to spoken language.
Access Hub provides information about communication options available for people who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech communication difficulty. It also provides information and access to the National Relay Service (NRS).