This week (3-9 May 2021) is Deaf Awareness Week. The aim of the week is to raise the profile of deafness and hearing loss and help people find the support they need. The theme of the week is 'coming though it together'.
Many people with a vestibular disorder also experience hearing loss. The hearing loss may be mild in some cases or can fluctuate, others may be affected by severe or profound hearing loss. Fluctuating or permanent hearing loss can be incredibly distressing and have an impact on people's lives day to day.
Deaf Awareness Tips
- Face the person while you are speaking, don’t turn away
- Repeat yourself if necessary
- Never say ‘It doesn’t matter’
- If the person doesn’t understand you, don’t give up!
- Write it down or draw a picture
- Speak one at a time, don’t talk over each other
- Keep your mouth visible
- Smile and relax
- Don’t speak too quickly or too slowly
If you are experiencing hearing loss as a result of a vestibular disorder and would like more information, please contact us to chat to one of our team.
Deaf Awareness Week press release, poster and tips produced by UK Council on Deafness for Deaf Awareness Week 2021.Back to top