The first of a series of four Living Well with Hearing Loss Workshops supported by Eastern Academic Health Science Network took place last month.
The free workshop led by Frances Dewhurst on behalf of Cambridgeshire Hearing Help encouraged participants to consider the situations that they find difficult due to their hearing loss, the reasons why they find these situations challenging and the techniques they can adopt to improve their quality of life.
Susan, Course Participant said: I wish I’d had someone to help and support me when I first got my hearing aids rather than the audiologist just giving them to me without explaining how they would change things. Going out into the street was so loud and the noise was deafening and it really put me off using my hearing aids. Having been to the course today I am going to go back to the audiologist and try again to get the right solution for me.
We are encouraging Cambridgeshire GPs to book patients on to the workshop when making an audiology referral and work is ongoing with HealthUnlocked to have an online version of the course ready for September 2019.
The next half day Hearing Well with Hearing Loss Workshops take place in Cambridge on the 11 August and 20 September. People with a hearing loss and their carers/family members can book via the Cambridgeshire Hearing Help website or telephone: 01223 849798.