Interacting with People with Hearing Loss

Speak directly to the person, and not their companion, caregiver or interpreter.

It is uncomfortable for a hearing aid user to hear you shout. Speak in a clear and regular way. 

Try not to obscure your lips while talking, as some people with hearing loss rely on lip-reading for communication. 

Get the person’s attention via the light touch on the shoulder, a wave or other visual signals.

More interaction tips!

  •         PHYSICAL DISABILITY          
  •        VISION LOSS        
  •         DEVELOPMENTAL       
        PHYSICAL DISABILITY          

Physical Disability

refers to either with a total or partial loss of bodily functions, such as the ability to walk or fine motor skills, or a total or partial loss of a part of the body.

e.g. Amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke, etc.

Should we be leaning on wheelchairs at crowded public spaces?

       VISION LOSS        

Vision Loss

is any diagnosed condition of the eye or visual system that cannot be corrected to within normal limits.

How do we guide people with vision loss safely?


Developmental Disability

refers to a range of developmental disorders characterised by difficulties in socialisation and communication, and restricted or repetitive pattern of behaviours and interest.

Should we be making fun of people with developmental disabilities?

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We provide disability etiquette talks to help build your confidence in interacting with persons with disabilities.