Dear Lipreading Mom,
How do I know if I am speaking too loud or soft? I can't tell for sure because of my hearing loss.
Vexed About Volume
I have a tendency to speak too loud. My kids and husband usually give me the 'OMG, you are too loud' look in public, which means to tone it down a notch.
A nicer way to handle this, I think, would be to give me a simple Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down. Thumbs up to raise my voice. Thumbs down to quiet it up a bit.
Which gesture do you prefer?
Do you have a suggestion for Vexed About Volume?
Post it below.
Ask Lipreading Mom
Shanna Groves was diagnosed with progressive hearing loss after the birth of her first child. She was 27. Raised in a hearing family, Shanna traces her hearing loss to a genetic loss on the paternal side of her family. She is mom to three young children, a published author, and speaker. Her books are featured at www.ShannaGroves.com. Shanna blogs about being a hard of hearing mom at http://LipreadingMom.com.