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      Communicate well

      If you have hearing loss, you may sometimes find communicating more of a challenge. Our research shows that hearing loss can make some people who are affected feel distanced from their friends and family. Some may also struggle to interact with colleagues, health professionals or when they try to access services.

      In this section, we look at ways to communicate well. You can find out how deaf aware you are and pick up some simple tips for communicating better, whether you have hearing loss yourself, or are hearing and want to communicate with someone who has hearing problems.

      You can also find out about different ways to communicate and communication in the workplace.

      We provide excellent communication support tailored to your communication needs.

      Being deaf aware is very important so you don't unknowingly exclude people who have hearing loss, or make their daily life more difficult. Luckily, it's not difficult to improve your awareness and communication skills.

      Do you have hearing loss and are finding it hard to communicate with friends and family, when you have personal appointments or meetings at work? Or are you hearing and want to communicate better with people who have hearing loss?

      Find out more about British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters and other forms of communication support as well as how you can help to improve communication in the workplace.