5. Helping A Person Who Has Hearing Problems
- Discovering ways to help an older person with hearing problems
- Communicating with others; relating to others; problem solving and decision making
What To Do
Communicating with an older person who has trouble hearing can be frustrating for both of you. List some things you can do that might help the communication process.
- Look directly at the person when you are talking. And don't shout!
- Lower the pitch of your voice.
Now it's your turn.
- What did you learn about communicating with older people who are hearing-impaired?
- What activities have you practiced already to make communication easier with an older person who has hearing problems?
- How will you act differently in the future as a result of this activity?
Read Butterfingers and learn about what happens to our sense of touch as we age. You will then be ready to experience changes in touch and dexterity by completing the next experiential exercises. Or return to the Making Sense of Sensory Changes Table of Contents.