Skills to Help You Hear Better

giftarist By giftarist, 16th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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If you find yourself in difficult listening situations, here are some strategies that can help.

Hear Better

Talk face to face
Face the person whom you're having a conversation. Whether you realize it or not, you likely do some lip reading when listening to people. When speaking to people on a one-to-one basis or in small groups, you're better able to read lips than when in a large group.

Control background noise
During conversations, find locations with the least background noise. At home, turn off the television, stereo, or a noisy appliance when trying to talk and listen.

Ask others to speak clearly
One of the best things you can do for better hearing is let other people know that you're having trouble hearing them.

Consider using an assistive device
Hearing devices such as telephone-amplifying devices and TV and theater listening systems, can help you hear better while decreasing other noises around you. You can also purchase hand-held microphones that transmit signals to specially equipped hearing aids.

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author avatar Val Mills
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Background noise is my major problem. Good advice here.

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