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Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood
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Target Audience
CAH Staff / CECR Staff / External Care Providers / Voluntary Sector Workers
target audience
Event Types
Course (daytime)
Course categories
Adult Social Care / Equality and Diversity
Adult Social Care subcategories
General Adult Social Care
Equality and Diversity subcategories
Equality and Diversity
Event description
This one day course aims to enable participants to gain an insight into deafness and to develop basic communication skills to use with deaf and hard of hearing people. This course will include exercises including a lip reading test and how much sign language can you learn in half an hour?
Staff who attend this "Understanding me, I have hearing loss" workshop will receive a GDA Deaf Awareness certificate.

Requirements for face-to-face training:
  • Participants must arrive on time and allow time for parking.
  • Participants should attend the full training day, participants should be rebook for a different date if they are unable to attend the full day.
  • Please print any handouts attached to this event and bring them along with you to the session.
Learning outcomes

  • Why understanding deafness is so important.

  • Understanding categories of deafness and the difference between deaf people.

  • Facts and fiction about lip reading. Understanding Deaf BSL users.

  • Understanding people with an acquired hearing loss.

  • Facts and fiction about hearing aids and cochlear implants.

  • How new technology and listening aid/visual alert equipment can transform the lives of deaf people.

Start Date
Tuesday 1 November 2022
End Date
Wednesday 1 November 2023
Closing Date
Monday 31 October 2022
10:00 - 15:30
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event