Living Well for Teens

When do you wish you could hear better? On the phone? On a date? This exercise can help you answer that question and point out some things you could do to make the situation easier for you.

Just choose a situation in the pictures and then check the suggestions to show how you could make it easier to hear in that place. You could do this with someone close to you (like your parents) who might have some good ideas.

Email your results to your hearing care provider or take them with you to discuss at your appointment.

Situation

When do you wish you could hear better?

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Doing well in school
Dating
Group work
Learning to drive
Eating at a restaurant
Listening to music
Communicating with my family
Going to the movies
Talking on the phone
Outdoor activities
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Describe your situation

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How could you make the situation easier for yourself?

  • Put yourself where you can hear better Think about the best place to hear well at the location. Choose a seat in good lighting so you can see who you are speaking to. If one ear is better than the other, put yourself where it will face the speaker.
  • Make a plan ahead of time Will there be a lot of background noise? Is there one person or many you need to speak with? Think about how to handle the situation before you arrive.
  • Let others know you have a hearing loss People are usually willing to help if they know you have a hearing problem. Tell them you have a problem and how they can help.
  • Don’t pretend you don’t have a hearing loss You will miss out on more if you pretend you are hearing everything. Sometimes just asking someone to speak more slowly or face you is enough to make a big difference.
  • Move things in the room to make hearing easier Move chairs closer together, close windows if there is outside noise, and turn down the TV to make it easier to hear.
  • Ask people to repeat themselves when necessary If you don’t understand something, ask the person to say it again or say it differently. The person you are speaking to wants you to hear what they are saying, just like you do.
  • Think about why you are having difficulty in that situation Think about what is causing the problem and if you can do anything to improve it. Sometimes asking people to face you when they speak to you or to speak more clearly is enough to improve the situation.
  • Write your own idea to help yourself

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Who can help you?

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  • Mom
  • Dad
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Friend
  • Teacher
  • Classmate
  • Audiologist
  • Other

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Summary

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Living Well for Teens - 28/06/2019