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Hearing Aider

27 September - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Fully funded

Course description

This course is aimed at learners who want to learn and develop the practical skills required to confidently maintain a range of NHS hearing aids in a safe, caring and hygienic way that users appreciate.  It will also show you how users can get the most from their hearing and supports a sense of belonging and social interaction

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Re-tube, clean, reassemble and fit hearing aids correctly
  • Manage/trouble-shoot common NHS hearing aid problems
  • Build and instill residents own listening confidence
  • Identify parts of the ear and the causes of deafness
  • Understand audiology protocols and NHS battery supplies
  • Use communication tactics effectively with hearing impaired people

 

Requirements and suitability

This course is only suitable for people with good manual (hand) dexterity, currently working for all types of providers, residential, nursing, Homecare, Flexi or Extra care, supported living, and day services.  Suitable for clients of any age and disability – over 18.

 

All learners will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  There are three post course options:

Option 1:

Learners leave aware and able to signpost people to NHS audiology

Option 2:

Learners can purchase a ‘Hearing Aid’ tool kit

Option 3:

Learners can sign up to be a ‘Hearing Aider’ volunteer and be supported by Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service with a free kit, free aftercare, free telephone support, quarterly newsletter, ID card, insurance, and free annual ‘Hearing Aiders’ event.  Note:  It is the Learner who signs up and is accredited, not the company.

Please tick one of the options in the booking form.

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Details

Date:
27 September
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Fully funded
Courses Category:
Aimed at:
Managers, Training Co-ordinators, HR staff, Deputy staff, Senior staff, Care Staff, Team Leaders, Registered Nurses
Service User focus:
Dementia, Elderly, Learning Disability, Autism, Drug misuse
Care Setting focus:
Residential, Homecare, Care Home, Flexicare, Supported Living, Nursing Home, Hospice