Hearing Impairment Awareness In Health and Social Care

The Mandatory Training Group
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Hearing Impairment Awareness In Health and Social Care Settings - Level 1 - E-Learning Course - CPDUK Accredited.

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Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Hearing Impairment Awareness in Health and Social Care Settings training course. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Hearing loss in the UK affects one in six of the population, estimated to be around 11 million people. With the UK's increasingly ageing population, the prevalence of hearing loss is set to increase.

Course content

This online Hearing Impairment Awareness in Health and Social Care Settings training course covers the following:

  • Introduction
  • Session 1 - Understanding the different perspective of deafness and hard of hearing
  • Session 2 - Types of hearing loss
  • Session 3 - Effective communication strategies
  • Session 4 - Relevant legislation and guidance
  • Session 5 - Summary.

Who is the course for?

This online Hearing Impairment Awareness in Health and Social Care Settings training course is suitable for the following:

  • Domiciliary care workers
  • Home caregivers
  • Locum and agency care workers
  • Community healthcare assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants.

          Course aims

          The aims of this Hearing Impairment Awareness in Health and Social Care Settings e-learning course are to:

          • Develop a basic understanding of deafness in health and social care settings.
          • Recognise the different perspectives of deafness.
          • Know the communication strategies to support the deaf and hard of hearing (HOH).
          • Realise how deafness in an older person may affect their wellbeing.
          • Understand the significance of the Equality Act (2010) and Accessible Information Standard (2016) towards duty of care and 6Cs when supporting the hearing impaired.

                Learning objectives

                On completion of this Hearing Impairment Awareness in Health and Social Care Settings eLearning course, the learner will be able to:

                • List the causes of hearing loss.
                • Describe how deaf awareness contributes to high-quality care.
                • Justify the promotion of independence and wellbeing among the deaf and hard of hearing care clients.
                • Suggest ways of easing communication needs and preferences of the deaf and hard of hearing older people.
                • Justify the need for abiding by legislation regarding the deaf and hard of hearing care service users.

                      Learning outcomes

                      On completion of this online Hearing Impairment Awareness in Health and Social Care Settings training course, the learner will be able to:

                      • Explain how deaf awareness contributes to providing high-quality care. 
                      • Describe the causes of hearing loss.
                      • Give examples of the communication strategies to support and meet the communication needs and preferences of the deaf and hard of hearing older people, including how one can promote independence and wellbeing. 
                      • Explain the legal requirements of the Equality Act (2010) and Accessible Information Standards (2016).

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