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Training resources in hearing assistance for nurses and other care staff in aged care services and hospitals

7 in 10 older Australians have hearing loss, but the staff of age care service providers and in hospitals are seldom adequately trained to assist.

An effective hearing assistance program benefits staff as well as those they care for and if performed systematically should not be time consuming.

Quick links to ...

  • Instructional video on Youtube (also available on Vimeo)

Free resources

These resources may also be useful for carers and volunteers who assist hearing impaired people in the community.

Instructional video designed to fit within a 30 minute in-service session for staff

The video, created with funding by Cochlear Ltd opens with residents talking frankly about their experience of hearing loss together with a brief explanation of the impacts they describe.  This leads on to effective ways of speaking to someone with a hearing loss and then to a thorough demonstration of the skills needed to manage and trouble shoot hearing aids.

  • View the video on Youtube.
  • Download the video on Vimeo by selecting the download arrow icon beneath the video image.

© Deafness Forum Ltd 2013.  Deafness Forum Ltd assigns the right to another party to use the video for educational and training activities but retains all other rights.  Reproduction/use for commercial purposes requires prior written permission.

Training Pack that includes a questionnaire to reinforce learning from the video and/or to assess understanding of core hearing assistance skills.  It also contains prompt cards which may aid on-the-job performance.

The Good Practice Guide provides additional reference material and suggestions for establishing an effective hearing assistance program.

Teaching-learning modules suitable for pre-service education and training and also for continuous professional development purposes for relevant staff


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