Communication is what links us to others in our world. It allows us to express our needs and explain our experiences. Communication also allows us to understand the needs of others around us. For that reason, it is important that we can communicate clearly to avoid disasters that can come from mishearing or not understanding each other.
Having a conversation requires focus and concentration in the best of circumstances. Add a noisy room, a large group of people, or poor lighting; even individuals with normal hearing will struggle. A hearing loss, and even hearing aids, might make some situations seem impossible. That's why taking control of your environment and setting yourself up for communication success is important.
Below are 5 tips to help reduce stress and keep you in the conversation: