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Talk too loud?

kserasera kserasera (Member)

I work with some people who are hard of hearing and I have to talk loudly to them. But now, I don't know when to stop. I feel like I'm talking too loud to the ones who don't have a hard time hearing and it makes me sound rude. I do it without even thinking. What should I do to tone it down?

We have a resident in the Special Care Unit who is extremely hard of hearing, and to avoid having to yell ~~HEY DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM????!!!~~ we use flashcards that say 'Do you need to use the bathroom??" and other questions we don't want to broadcast everywhere. Sometimes I just get very close to their ear when I speak, that way I don't have to raise my voice very much.

LaterAlligator

Specializes in geriatrics, dementia, ortho.

If they laugh or wince or jump 3 feet in the air when you bellow HELLO MR. SMITH, you'll know you're too loud :)

If they laugh or wince or jump 3 feet in the air when you bellow HELLO MR. SMITH, you'll know you're too loud :)

Haha... yes. I will pay more attention next time. I must sound like I'm shouting at them.

fuzzywuzzy, CNA

Specializes in LTC.

I have to scream at just about everybody, but there is a lot of background noise on my unit.

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