Have you ever heard someone ask you this question “Is there a problem communicating?” Yes, good communication is successful which involves the exchange of information, between two or more individuals. Having trouble communicating, tends to cause a person to feel frustrated, although often this problem occurs only because of differences in communication styles and listening styles, and for detail about family communication.
If you are a snail implant user, having problems communicating can lower your motivation to socialize with others. Communication is generally one of the most important reasons why you decide to use hearing aids.
Some of the following will help you to recognize why problems occur in communicating and there is a failure to build interactions with others, while providing you with a solution to manage the problem:
The style of communicating a person is a reflection of their personality. If you are a confident person, you are usually able to communicate in a louder and more enthusiastic voice. In cautious or often nervous people, they will use a quieter voice and communicate more gently. With you knowing the personality of the people you are dealing with, then you will find it easier to manage how you interact with them. For example, if you’re going to talk to someone whose voice is calmer or quieter, then you should choose to communicate in a noisy environment, so you can hear more easily. In addition, a location with little visual distraction will also ensure you can pay better attention to the person you are talking to, making it easier to communicate with them.
First you have to do is, first identify the communication style you will use. You can seek help from a hearing rehabilitation specialist, friends, and family members if you do not already know how. There are three styles of conversation we tend to use: passive, aggressive and assertive.1.
Passive Speakers, they are more likely to want to avoid interaction, because they feel unable to maintain the conversation. If they still have to engage in a discussion, they are more likely to be silent or passive throughout the conversation, or just give a small contribution. By the time a person has just used a cochlear implant, they are usually still a passive speaker. They are still learning to be able to read messages verbally, and also still need time to process a question. If you’re a passive speaker, as a tip, choose a conversation partner who can support your listening efforts and understand about you, as it can give you time to process questions, instructions and understand a detailed story so you can build your confidence.
Aggressive Speakers, they usually want to dominate a conversation, and as much as possible control all the information exchange process. The other person may feel that they often avoid problems communicating, and are very aggressive in the discussion. Many people also have hearing aids that can be in this stage of communication. This often happens because of their concerns because they can not hear or understand information such as questions or stories given. Therefore, they think that it is easier for them to control the conversation than to ask the partner to communicate more actively, so it is feared the other person thinks you are ignoring their questions, or skipping the point of their story.
If you are meeting and communicating other people who have trouble learning to speak using this communication style, understand why they dominate the conversation, and get them to choose a quieter listening environment. Having a one-on-one discussion can also help the person concentrate on the message delivered, allowing for two-way communication.
Assertive Speakers, the speaker of this model will be fully engaged in the conversation using various proactive and positive strategies, to solve problems in communication. Rehabilitation experts should be able to provide strategies for snail implant users to become assertive speakers so as to lead an assertive conversation, whether with a family or society at large.
This listening style relies heavily on the reason someone is listening in a group, or to a particular person. There are three types of listening styles: content-oriented, people-oriented (the other person), and action-oriented.
Oriented to their content will focus on listening to the content of the conversation, such as ‘what’ or ‘why’ that is in the conversation. Much of your interaction is a general discussion, where there is often a change of topic and the opposite of communication. It will be difficult to track the changing of this topic in a noisy environment, and with more than one interlocutor. If you’ve just used a cochlear implant, it’s a good idea to have a partner or a friend who will guide you, when there’s a question or change of discussion topic quickly, so it can help you catch up.
Being oriented towards the person / person they are focusing on listening to someone with the purpose of knowing the background of the person better. We will often use this style of hearing when meeting new people. You may ask more questions that aim to get you closer to the other person, such as finding out if they have children, where they live, and what they do. By asking this question, it will help you to better understand the information they will later provide.
Action-oriented where the focus of listening will be more emphasized on the action plan to be undertaken during the discussion. If you are involved in this kind of communication, it would be better if you asked all participants to list all the decisions made in the discussion, or give a record of the results of the discussion. For example, if you are planning a trip, ask for a list of what you need to bring.
By understanding your own communication style, as well as knowing the style of listening needed in every interaction, it will help you choose the right strategy to use in communicating, as well as to solve problems in communicating.
If you are involved in communication therapy or listening therapy, you should discuss strategies that you can use as part of your rehail program.