Living with a hearing Loss is designed to support older people to manage the difficulties experienced by losing their hearing through the ageing process. This is achieved by providing access to appropriate information, skills and services in an empathic learning environment.
When a person’s hearing begins to deteriorate, tasks that used to be carried out with ease become difficult. Communication becomes hard work, leading to anxiety and apprehension which may cause problems with family and friends or a loss of independence and social life. With the right advice, equipment, confidence and communication skills older people with hearing loss can continue to lead fulfilled and independent lives.
Offering a combination of a block of 7-week lipreading classes, one-to-one home visits, visits to residential homes, sheltered housing and day centres enables older people to gain support and information in an environment that is comfortable for them, thus providing opportunities for those who may find it difficult to access traditional training venues.
Our 7-week lipreading courses will encourage self management, support independence, alleviate isolation and encourage a positive approach to the ageing process. Participants will gain confidence, essential information and communication skills. Those people residing in isolated areas will gain access to crucial information and have the opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same difficulties, making much needed social contact.
For more information, please contact Joan Levene on email@example.com
We are delivering a Pan-London LWHL project funded by City Bridge Trust. To find out more, please contact Faye Routledge on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Living With a Hearing Loss (LWHL) Project Outreach Worker – Marketing & PR16th April 2019 - 5:49 pm
deafPLUS is a registered medium-sized charity and company limited by guarantee working to encourage integration and equality between D/deaf and hearing people in all areas of life. We provide a range of services from Advocacy to Employment, equipment to information and advice across 6 centres around the UK. The ‘Living with a Hearing Loss’ project is designed to support […]