Tips for Communicating with People with Hearing Loss

Communication strategies can help you create rewarding interactions and build strong relationships with the people with hearing loss in your life. Please remember to practice these techniques daily—it takes more than just reading a list.


  • Get someone’s attention before you start speaking
  • Give clues when you change the subject
  • Offer patience and respect

Our Communication Tip Cards can help, too. Please feel free to print them and leave them wherever you think they might be of benefit (senior centers, audiology offices, etc.)