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CHAPTER 1: GENERAL INFORMATION

 

This section contains general information. This section also contains some general conversation strategies which may be useful in a variety of different situations.

Index

Hearing Loss and Deafness

Section 1 - Some information which may help you to understand your own deafness 

Section 2 - Will anything help me to hear better? Will anything help me to manage better?

Section 3 - What should I do if I have a hearing loss? Go to your doctor (your GP)

Section 4 - I don’t think that I am deaf. It’s other people who think that I am deaf.

 Hearing Aids

Section 5 - Is it worth getting a hearing aid?

Section 6 - One hearing aid or two hearing aids?

Section 7 - Hopes and expectations about hearing aids

Section 8 - On your first or follow up visits to the hospital

Section 9 -  Hearing aids and hearing aid moulds

Section 10 - Digital and analogue hearing aids

Section 11 - General tips on using hearing aids and listening

 Methods of Communicating

Section 12 - Lipreading

Section 13- Writing 

Section 14 - Fingerspelling

Section 15 - Sign Language

Section 16 - Alternative methods of communication

 Strategies for communicating

Section 17 - Getting good environmental conditions for listening and lipreading

Section 18 - Leading the conversation in a tactful way

Section 19 - To avoid interrupting a speaker

Section 20 - "Checking" (making sure that you know exactly what has been said)

Section 21 - Using badges and communication cards to let people know you have a hearing loss

Section 22 - Some ideas on easing some of the difficulties with other people

Section 23 - Own Voice

Section 24 - The Ear Symbol 

Section 25 - Deaf Centres

 Conditions related to deafness

Section 26 - Meniere's Disease

Section 27 - Tinnitus

Section 28 - Loudness Recruitment and Hyperacusis

Section 29 - Relaxation

Section 30 - Acoustic Neuroma

Section 31 - Otosclerosis

Section 32 - Usher Syndrome

 How the speaker can help

Section 40 - Helpful tips for anybody who speaks to deaf people 

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