Pitfalls to self-isolation when you cannot hear
You might be in self-isolation, but you are not alone!
In the last few weeks we have seen COVID-19 reach pandemic levels.
New Zealand is in lockdown and, apart from essential services, we are all staying at home in our bubbles.
During this time, we don’t want people with hearing loss to feel unsupported.
You may feel a bit confused. You may have a family member or friend who you know may need our support with their hearing.
Wherever you are in your hearing journey, we are here to support you and your family with your communication needs. We can meet in a way that suits you – Live Chat, email, phone, text, Skype, Zoom, Facetime etc.
The following are just some of the Ministry of Health-funded services that we can support you with:
- Communication strategies
- Hearing aid management
- General advice to manage your hearing
- Cochlear implant support and rehabilitation
- Managing sound from your TV or telephone
For example – the phone has become an important tool, especially now that we cannot visit others. If you have trouble hearing on the phone, there are a number of things you can try.
This is a good time to check out the features of your phone so that you can fully utilise the options that may be available to you. For example, most modern phones have volume controls – some hearing enhanced phones also have a special volume boost.
Check out your phone now and see what it has or have a look at this UNIDEN XSE45 Cordless Phone.
Please remember that we are only a phone call, or email away.
We can offer advice and support.
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