Empowering older people to take action to manage their hearing loss
Action on Hearing Loss Scotland launched Hear to Inform and Connect in July 2017 as is part of the new UK Hear to Inform and Connect (2017-19) project. It is a National Lottery funded project through the Big Lottery Fund and will mean we can grow our existing information services to reach even more older people with hearing loss.
Hear to Inform and Connect will ensure older people feel better informed about how to manage their hearing loss and be better connected with their local communities, families and friends.
Our team of Information Officers and trained volunteers provide information in community settings across Scotland. They will also work with care homes, community groups and local organisations that provide services or support for older people with hearing loss, to help them make their services more accessible and inclusive.
What we do
Our Information Officers and volunteers:
- deliver information stands in a range of community and health settings such as libraries, leisure centres, GP surgeries and hospitals;
- give talks to care homes, local community groups and organisations on deaf awareness, equipment, communication and Action on Hearing Loss services and campaigns
- carry out basic hearing screenings using a hand-held screener to identify whether further assessment by a hearing professional is required
- signpost to other local services for older people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
Get in touch
To find out more about Hear to Inform and Connect in Scotland contact: Rhona Campbell, Information Manager. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07388 227407
Volunteer with Hear to Inform and Connect
Do you want to help us provide information to older people with hearing loss, to ensure they feel better informed, better connected and empowered to take action to manage their hearing loss? If so why not volunteer with us, to help us deliver our information services, raise awareness of the work of Action on Hearing Loss whilst having fun and meeting new people.
Contact: email Scotland@hearingloss.org.uk or telephone: 07388 227407