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  • If you have a hearing impairment, it’s a good idea to let people know the best way to talk with you.
  • If you’re unsure how to best communicate with a hearing-impaired colleague, ask them.
  • Speak clearly and a little louder than usual, making sure your face is well lit and unobstructed (for example, don’t eat or turn away while talking).
  • Don’t limit conversations to just business issues – social chit-chat is important too.
  • Specialised equipment that people with a hearing impairment might need in the workplace includes the telephone typewriter (TTY), volume-enhanced telephone, and personal amplifying devices such as the FM system. 

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Reviewed on: 13-04-2017