ADVOCACY

SELF ADVOCACY is the key to navigating the hospital setting or any medical situation you may encounter.  Always tell the doctors, nurses and medical staff that you are hard of hearing. Continue to tell each person that you have hearing loss if you are unable to discern the words they are saying to you. If possible, visit the hospital ahead of time to inquire about their accommodations for people with hearing loss.

GUIDE FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH CARE FORM AND COMMUNICATION ACCESS PLAN (CAP):

http://hearingloss.org/content/health-care-guide