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Five Survival Tips for Celebrating the Holidays with a Hearing Loss

November 29, 2018

Lipreading Mom

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for the 1 in 10 people with hearing loss, it’s also the most challenging time for communication. Lipreading Mom should know. I’ve had 11 years of holidaytime hearing loss experience.

The whole family is packed around the dinner table, busily chatting about their good fortune and laying food onto their plates. Simultaneous conversations are difficult for us hard of hearing folks to follow. And it’s nearly impossible to lipread the youngster sitting next to me who’s talking with a mouth full of mashed potatoes.

So what’s a person with hearing loss to do at the holidays? Avoid large crowds entirely?

Lipreading Mom offers these suggestions for focusing on happiness, not hearing loss, at the holidays.

  • Create the right environment. If you haven’t already done so, let the hostess know in advance about your hearing difficulties and for her help in accommodating…

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2 Comments
  1. Thanks so much for the reblog. Happiest of holidays to you!

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