How to survive a family Christmas
December's discussion is all about how to survive a family Christmas when you have hearing loss. I know that for some people with hearing loss the thought of parties, work's meals out and even family gatherings can bring on feelings of stress.
Join us for #HearingLossHour, where we will be sharing tales of thoughtful friends and family members - and possibly the odd horror story about a work's do or family party - and where we can share tips about how we've handled difficult situations that may result from a lack of understanding about how our hearing loss affects us in group settings.
Hearing people don't always understand how difficult communication can be for us when there is a lot of background noise.
Family members may not realise how upsetting it can be to be denied access to 'the subtitles' (closed captions) on TV.
Everyone who takes part in HearingLossHour understands. We're in the same boat, which means we can empathise, share experiences - and have a giggle at the silly things that might otherwise get us down.
Here are the questions, but the session will be a general discussion where all participants can ask questions or introduce their own stories on the theme of 'communication and Christmas'.
Don't forget, this month we'll be hosting #HearingLossHour, not on Wednesday, but on Friday. (It's my birthday on Wednesday, so I won't be around on Twitter.) I hope the change of date won't put you off taking part and I look forward to tweeting with you!