Training resources for hearing assistance in aged care services and hospitals

It’s never too late to hear better

Over 70% of Australians aged over 70 have some hearing loss. This increases to around 85% in residential aged care. However, staff of age care service providers and in hospitals are seldom adequately trained to assist those with hearing loss.

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

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

Free resources for hearing assistance training

  • Instructional video designed to fit within a 30-minute in-service session or for continuing professional development (CPD) purposes. Also suitable for pre-service training. The video can be used in conjunction with the Multiple choice questionnaire for Hearing Assistance Video
  • Free HEARnet Learning Hearing Assistance Online Course is ideal for CPD purposes. The course includes  videos, multiple choice quizzes and a certificate of satisfactory completion is available.
  • Happy Hearing app for on-the-job reference to hearing assistance skills and information including that which is in the above instructional video. It is available in Google Play and the App Store. The app is suitable for use by residential and home care staff, in hospitals, as well as by family carers and volunteers.

Free resources for staff implementing an effective hearing assistance program

Free resources for pre-service education

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