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    Building Confidence - Initiating small talk

    What ways do you find helpful to help you speak if you find communication a barrier in places? Normally before I speak I will had thought what I was going to say prepared in my head; it's comfortable sometimes doing this and helps. I've been giving myself exercises and a goal for myself to...
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    Do you find it more challenging finding human interaction?

    Hi, I've been single for a while and experienced bad and good short relationships, have a small network of friends and family to rely on as a support network when need be. Do you find being HoH or deaf harder to connect and maintain human interaction with people? I often feel like despite...
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    Hoh/deaf speaking tips

    Being HoH and when speaking do you find yourself sometimes getting all you words out at once? How do you try to overcome this aspect? I found reminding myself to breathe and speak more slowly can create clarity and singing helps to use your diaphragm rather than your chest to project your...
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    Do you struggle to say words?

    Do you find it challenging saying certain words or stutter at the beginning of a word which should otherwise be easy? Example:- I'll make an order and say ' Hi can I have a pint of...' and often I will frequently have to pause to try and say the kind of drink stuttering on the beginning of the...
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    Staying relaxed in noisy environments being hoh or deaf. .

    Being HoH can feel extremely stressful in noisy situations which a hearing person might not find as difficult to hear, particularly group conversations or pubs. It can difficult for instance when you grasp what people are talking about and want to say something or contribute to the...