Be aware of lighting: Be sure the speaker is not in front of a window or a light. If they are, it will be more difficult for you to see his or her face if you are looking into the light.
Minimize distance: Situate yourself to be between three and six feet from the speaker. If the speaker is further away than six feet, it will be more difficult to see his or her face.
Face to face communication is best: Look directly at the person who is talking and try to have the speaker face you.
HearSmart Audiology will be offering fresh baked cookies and small giveaways for those stopping by tomorrow night on the Common in Littleton. Hope to see you there! Audiologist Megan Ford will be happy to answer all of your hearing loss questions.
Today I had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful people while conducting free hearing screenings at the Littleton Council on Aging. It was nice to be able to use my new screening equipment, which is state-of-the-art technology that uses distortion product oto-acoustic emissions to evaluate the function of the inner ear. This method of screening makes it very easy for the individual being tested, as it requires very little participation. "All you have to do is sit back and relax" and it only takes a couple of minutes in each ear for the results! Many of the folks were surprised to see that I was wearing a new receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) style hearing aid on my right ear- as it was barely noticeable. Looking forward to next month!