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Deaf Awareness

Event Overview: This half day session aims to develop awareness of the impact of hearing loss, different methods of communication and available resources, including equipment. 
Target Group: Social workers and care managers in adult social care teams


Learning Outcomes: Including:

  • Awareness of different types/degrees of hearing loss and statistics
  • The impact and challenges deaf people face
  • Knowledge of lip-reading and different communication methods, including British Sign Language
  • Confidence to identify needs and solutions
  • Basic knowledge of hearing aids
  • Knowledge of equipment/technology and its benefits
  • Information on support and resources available in Northumberland
  • Overview of Sensory Support Team, advice available, criteria and referral process
Please see available date/venues below: 
Date/times  Venue
14th October 20159.30 – 12.30 Blyth Community Enterprise Centre
17th February 20169.30 – 12.30 Blyth Community Enterprise Centre