Optician/Eye hospital

A lot of people said that the most important thing is to explain that you are hard of hearing before they start testing.

1. I ask for everything to be explained beforehand.

2. I ask for all instructions to be repeated.

3. I ask for the instructions to be repeated by the optician or a nurse standing in front of me.

4. I discuss what the instructions are first and then I write them out in big felt tip pen and ask them to hold the instructions up to me.

5. I take a helper I trust with me.

6. I take my portable TV aid and ask them to use the microphone.

7. I point the microphone of my TV aid at them when they talk.

8. I advise them on how to communicate with me and show them my Communication Card.