Would you like to join the Hearing Champions Team?
1 in 6 people have a hearing loss in our Diocese. An increasing older population and longer life expectancy, mean that our church buildings need to be able to welcome and accommodate those with sensory loss to aid communication. We are looking for volunteers to:
be trained in the basic maintenance of hearing aids to become ‘hearing champions’
offer these simple maintenance sessions, at existing church social events e.g. coffee mornings, lunches, afternoon teas
This autumn, there are three training days organised 10am – 4pm:
Wednesday 11th October – Godstone Baptist Church, Godstone Hill, Godstone, RH9 8AJ
Saturday 4th November - Christ Church, Epsom Common, Christ Church Road, Epsom KT19 8NE
Tuesday 14th November – St Saviour’s Church, 205 Vicarage Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex TW16 7TP
Each day will cover: What is hearing loss? deaf awareness and communication tactics, patients audiology pathway, hearing aids - types, hygiene, insertion, hearing aid features, additional equipment e.g. loops, maintenance, fault detecttion, cleaning, batteries, retubing standard earmould, alternative tubing, and retubing thin tubes.
To book your place, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/28HTN8Qtwklf48Bk1. More information is available on the noticeboards in the main and top halls.