How to listen to everyone at the Thanksgiving dinner table

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(WWLP) – More than 48 million Americans have hearing loss and 46% of adults say they have a close family member who has difficulty hearing.

The American Speech Language Hearing Association has some ways to make sure everyone is enjoying conversation during Thanksgiving dinner this year:

  • Reduce background noise and gather in well-lit rooms.
  • Don’t shout / Speaking louder is not always clearer.
  • Always make eye contact when speaking to avoid confusion and try to seat guests so they can hear everyone in conversation.

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