What is the course about?
Ninety per cent of people over 80 have a hearing loss. This course is suitable for nurses, doctors, carers, front-line staff and anyone who has face-to-face contact with older people.
What will we cover?
The course will cover the features of age-related hearing loss and how these relate to what, and how, older people hear and understand. Participants will learn communication strategies so that older people can understand them better. We will look at how to help older people make the best use of their hearing aids for conversation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify the features of age-related hearing loss
- Identify how to help patients use hearing aids effectively
- Use effective communication strategies with older hearing impaired people.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will need to be able to read simple English sentences and follow instructions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A variety of teaching methods will be used in this session including presentation, demonstration and practical work. You will work in large groups, smaller groups and pairs. Information may be shared by means of handouts, demonstrations and discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No, though you may like to bring a notebook and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details