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Hearing Help Essex staff and volunteers have enjoyed two brilliant training events in recent weeks, following the charity’s review of its commitment to providing ongoing learning development opportunities to all involved with the organisation.
During the pandemic, many of our regular learning opportunities fell by the wayside, so we are excited to have a full calendar of opportunities being delivered in 2023, both in person, and online.
On Monday 23rd January, Mark Neville from the Alzheimer’s Society, and chair of the pan-Essex Dementia Action Alliance, joined our Volunteers coffee morning to provide Dementia Friends training. The training was well received, and all those in attendance found it an informative and helpful session.
Local Lip-Reading Teachers, Helen and Jacqui, or Read My Lips, delivered an online taster session via zoom, so that our staff and volunteers could experience what happens in a lip reading class. This was a really fun and informative hour, playing lip reading games, and learning a little more about the theory of lip reading. Our hope is that through word of mouth, more people will learn about the benefits of attending such a class. For further information on lip reading, please visit the ATLA website:
We are now looking forward to our biggest annual training day of the year, which takes place at the end of March, and will cover topics such as Bluetooth technology, and updates from local Audiology Departments.
If you have knowledge or a skill to share that you think would compliment our offer, we would love to hear from you. Hearing Help Essex is particularly interested in ‘skills swaps’, and would be happy to deliver hearing loss awareness training to an organisation – please do email us for further information