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.