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8 Tips for a Hearing Loss-Friendly holiday party or family dinner

When you’re hosting a holiday party or a family dinner and you or someone you’re inviting has hearing loss, it can be difficult to make sure everyone has a good time. But don’t worry! There are simple things you can do to make your party more hearing loss-friendly. Here are a few tips:

Tips for a hearing loss-friendly holiday party or family dinner

  1. Find a quiet place to have your party. Avoid noisy places like sports bars or clubs. Instead, look for a park pavilion or community center where it’s more peaceful.
  2. Keep background noise low during the party. Turn off music or the TV during conversation time and make sure people speak clearly and at a moderate volume.
  3. Use special devices to help people hear better. There are devices called “assistive listening devices” (ALDs) that can make sound louder for people with hearing loss. Ask the place you are hosting your event if they have them, or consider renting them.
  4. Use gestures and expressions to help people understand what’s being said. People with hearing loss may not be able to hear everything, but they can still understand by watching people’s faces and lip movements.
  5. Provide written information for guests. This can be a menu, schedule of activities, or any important announcements. This way, everyone can know what’s happening.
  6. Be mindful of seating arrangements. Make sure guests with hearing loss are seated near the center of the table so they can see and hear the conversation better.
  7. Be aware of your own limitations. If you’re the host and you have hearing loss, make sure to take breaks when you need them and ask for help if you need it.
  8. Use technology like video calls, apps and messaging tools, they can be a great help to communicate with people who have hearing loss.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make sure everyone has a great time at your holiday party or family dinner, regardless of their hearing abilities. With a little planning and a few simple adjustments, you can create an inclusive, hearing loss-friendly event that everyone can enjoy.

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