People in residential homes

Deaf Awareness Training

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Tailor-made, professional training courses to enable workers in residential homes and day centres to:

Understand how having a hearing loss affects people, practically and emotionally.
Improve communication, inclusion, access and quality of life for the people in their care.

‘Hearing Loss in Residential Care’ training courses provide staff and management with:

  • Appreciation of how deafness can affect behaviour.
  • Knowledge of how to recognise the signs of hearing loss.
  • Use of hearing aids to gain a better understanding of the difficulties of adjusting to amplified and artificial sound.
  • Experience in using an induction loop, which helps residents to participate in activities better.
  • Practice in re-tubing hearing aids so they work more effectively.
  • Skills in clear communication with deaf people.
  • Hands-on experience with equipment such as alerting devices and personal television amplifiers.



JDA, Julius Newman House, Woodside Park Road, North Finchley, London, N12 8RP

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Name: Gabrielle Radnor

Tel: 020 8446 0214


There are currently no events for this service

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Please note that on the following dates JDA will be closed

Due to the Bank Holiday and the Jewish festival of Shavuot, JDA will be closed on Monday 29th May, Wednesday 31st May and Thursday 1st June. Please note, the Hear to Help service, run by Action on Hearing Loss, will still be taking place on Thursday 1st June between 10am and 12pm.