If you have ever gone for a medical procedure where you’ve had to remove your personal hearing devices, you know how difficult it is to communicate with the medical staff. HLAA-WI has assembled special a downloadable “Hospital Kit” that can be helpful in these situations. The kits include information that helps staff know how to communicate with you. The downloads include a variety of materials that will identify your unique needs.
* Hard of Hearing Information page, * Communicating and Planning Your Stay, * Without my aids I can't hear you, * Communication tips, * Communication access plan, and * Doctor and dentist visit.
Items You May Consider Adding to Your Kit:
A small Ziploc bag with a note indicating it is for your processor(s). Include a safety pin to keep the bag attached to you when processors or hearing aids are removed.
A button that says “Please Face Me” to indicate your need for eye contact and/or speechreading.
A small notebook and pen for writing short notes back and forth.