About our Hearing Guides
Healthy Conversations about Hearing Loss. If you or someone you know have experienced hearing loss, you know that how well we hear can affect our ability to communicate, engage in relationships, and maintain our mental health. Talking about hearing loss with family and friends isn’t always easy. That’s why so many wait far too long to address it. The Akoio Conversation Guides can help you find the right words as you prepare for these important conversations.
Our free Hearing Guides are easy to download and share. Get help starting the conversation with parents, teens, and other family members. Want to know which questions to ask your audiologist? We have a guide for that, too.
How to talk to your parent about their hearing loss
You may know that you need to have the conversation about hearing loss, but you may not know exactly how to start. To help, we created a list of specific words, phrases, and questions you can use to talk about hearing loss with your loved one.
How to talk to your teen about hearing loss
Teens need to feel confident and empowered about hearing wellness. That means being well informed and armed with confidence, so they can ignore even the most insensitive comments or prejudices. We put together a list of talking points to help you and your teen do just that.
How to talk to your family about your (own) hearing loss
Admitting we have a hearing loss shouldn’t cause embarrassment, but for many it does, and telling others that we don’t hear well can be difficult. We created a list of specific words, phrases, and questions you can use to talk about your hearing loss and help you—and your family—live better.
How to talk to someone with hearing loss
Millions of people live with hearing loss, and it’s likely that you know someone who struggles to hear well (even if they don’t wear a hearing aid, and even if they won’t admit it). These best-practice tips help us clearly communicate and make the most of the conversation.
Questions to ask your audiologist
Your audiologist should be knowledgeable, caring, reputable, and responsive to your needs. Our list of “interview questions,” will help you evaluate a potential audiologist (or even your current audiologist) to see if they’re a good fit.