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      Communication tips

      How can communication tips help?

      If you have hearing loss, we can help you communicate better with hearing people through some simple communication tips. Similarly, if you're hearing, we have some simple and effective tips on how to communicate effectively with those who are deaf or have a hearing loss.

      Our tips also cover methods for communicating with deafblind people.

      What about working with communication professionals?

      We also look at how you can get the best out of communication professionals including information about booking communication support for work, education, when you have personal appointments, or meetings at work

      Communicating with someone who has hearing loss doesn't have to be difficult, but you do need to be patient and take the time to make sure you understand each other.

      You're not alone if you sometimes find communication frustrating or stressful because of your hearing loss. But there are a number of simple things you can do to make life easier.

      Did you know there are around 356,000 deafblind people in the UK? It's a condition that has a significant impact on a person’s life – even if, individually, their deafness or their bindness is mild.

      Using a registered communication professional at work, in education, for medical appointments and for meetings with officials can help people with hearing loss to participate fully.