(HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss affects many people -- especially seniors -- and can make socializing and communicating difficult.
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The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions for someone with hearing loss:
- Make sure you tell friends and loved ones about your hearing loss. Don't try to keep it a secret.
- Encourage people to look directly at you when they speak.
- Tell your loved ones that you need them to speak a bit more loudly and clearly. But they don't need to shout or speak slowly.
- Turn off background noise such as radio or TV when possible.
- Pay attention to background noise in public places. Avoid sitting near the kitchen at a restaurant or in front of live music.
-- Diana Kohnle
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