Communicating with people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing is easy if you follow some basic principles and use appropriate communication supports.
There are many supports to help you communicate with people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Such supports include interpreters or the National Relay Service (NRS) or other communication strategies specific to that person.
People who are deaf or hard-of-hearing communicate in different ways depending on several factors.
Some people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing use speech or sign language only. Some use a combination of techniques.