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Action on Hearing Loss
Harvester House 4-8 Adelaide Street
Belfast
County Antrim
BT2 8GA
Tel: 028 9023 9619
volunteeringni@hearingloss.org.uk


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Hearing Aid Maintenance Volunteer



Distance and Location
Northern Ireland Wide

About the Opportunity
To work with the Hearing Aid User Support Service (HAUSS)to provide hearing aid maintenance and advice to NHS hearing aid users at planned support sessions and in their own homes, if required. Full training will be provided with the option to complete OCN Level 2 accredited training in 'Understanding Hearing Loss' and 'Basic Hearing Aid Maintenance'.

Tasks:
• Offer practical support to the client teaching them how to optimise their NHS hearing aid and provide information about Action on Hearing Loss services.
• Change/clean hearing aid tubing, ear moulds and filters and replace batteries
• Reinforce instructions given at the time of fitting and issue of the hearing aid, including best listening conditions
• Advise about other support services for hard of hearing people i.e. Sensory support, Action on Hearing Loss projects e.g. befriending, Online Today
• Complete relevant paperwork during Support Session or Home Visit
• Attend peer support meetings to share experience and keep updated with project changes

Min Hours Per week
0

Skills and Experience
Older people,
Other

Expense Detail
Yes

Volunteer Activity
Advice / Information,
Care / Support,
Health / Hospitals / Hospices,
Older People,
Sensory Impairment

Restrictions
Ideally you should be a hearing aid user yourself or have personal experience of hearing loss in your family. This role is suitable for people aged 18 and over.


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