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15 MayDeaf Awareness Training at Betty and Asher Loftus Centre (BALC)

To kick off Deaf Awareness Week, today JDA’s very knowledgeable staff Andrew and Gabbie are delivering on of our tailor-made, professional training courses. This will enable workers at Jewish Cares’ BALC to understand how having a hearing loss affects people, practically and emotionally.

Our ‘Hearing Loss in Residential Care’ training courses provide staff and management with:

  • Appreciation of how deafness can affect behaviour
  • Knowledge of how to recognise the signs of hearing loss
  • Use of hearing aids to gain a better understanding of the difficulties of adjusting to amplified and artificial sound
  • Experience in using an induction loop, which helps residents to participate in activities better
  • Practice in re-tubing hearing aids so they work more effectively
  • Skills in clear communication with deaf people
  • Hands-on experience with equipment such as alerting devices and personal television amplifiers

Come and see us at the Royal Free Hospital

Our staff and volunteers will be manning a stall at the Royal Free Hospital on Wednesday 17th May from 9.30am – 4.30pm, in aid of Deaf Awareness Week. We will have a display of different equipment available as well as offering expert advice on a number of subjects such as:

  • How to get the best out of your hearing aids
  • What equipment is available and where from

Help and advice for care home staff and their residents