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9th January 2013

Practical guide for care home staff on how to help with hearing loss

My Home Life Cymru and Action on Hearing Loss Cymru have launched new guidance on how care home managers and staff can help support older people who have hearing loss.

More than 70 per cent of older people have some form of hearing loss and the consequences of hearing loss can be debilitating.

  • It can lead to loneliness, isolation and depression and this can be especially acute in a care home setting.

Research provides practical tips and guidance

Action on Hearing Loss Cymru teamed up with the My Home Life Cymru programme to develop a practical resource to support care home staff.

The guide “Quality of Life for Residents with Hearing Loss” aims to

  • help care home staff identify signs of hearing loss
  • suggests tips on how to ensure that residents with hearing loss can be part of activities in residential settings
  • identifies that care home staff need better information and training on hearing aid maintenance

The guide signposts resources that can be of help for staff. The bilingual booklet will be distributed free to all 740 care homes in Wales.

Resources for you and your staff

Download guidance: How to help with hearing loss

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