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What can you do when your partner continuously says I talk too loud but they are also deaf and talk too loudly as well? 

It can be challenging to navigate differences in hearing and communication styles within a relationship, especially when one person is deaf or hard of hearing. Here are a few strategies that may be helpful in this situation: 

  • Communicate openly and honestly: It can be helpful to have an open and honest conversation with your partner about your concerns and how you feel when he says you talk too loud. It may also be helpful to share your perspective on his own volume level and how it affects you. 
  • Seek guidance from a professional: Consider seeking the guidance of a hearing professional, such as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, who can provide guidance on effective communication strategies and techniques for couples with differences in hearing. 
  • Use assistive technology: There are a variety of assistive technology devices and technologies that can help individuals with hearing loss communicate more effectively. These may include hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and speech-to-text software. Consider exploring these options to see if they might be helpful in your situation. 
  • Practice good communication habits: There are a number of good communication habits that can help facilitate effective communication in relationships. These may include looking at the person you are talking to, speaking clearly and at an appropriate volume, and using facial expressions and gestures to convey meaning. 

By working together and seeking the guidance of professionals, it may be possible to find strategies and solutions that can help improve communication and address any concerns you may have about volume levels in your relationship. 

This response has been drafted with the assistance of AI. It has then been checked, edited and approved by our BHA audiology team. 

Updated on February 22, 2023

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