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Effective communication and hearing loss

Effective communication and hearing loss

Hearing loss

Lorraine Gailey
Chief Executive
LINK Centre for Deafened People East Sussex

Deaf, born-deaf, profoundly deaf, profoundly deafened, prelingually deaf, hard of hearing, hearing-impaired, late-deafened … the terms describing deafness are numerous. When faced with a deaf patient in practice, what you need to know is not the term describing their hearing loss, but how best to communicate with them. Do they read lips, use sign language, write things down or use a combination of methods?

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