As a Hearing Aider Volunteer, you'll be helping elderly clients on a regular basis. This could take the form of visiting them in their sheltered, residential or managed accommodation, day centre or nursing home, as well as occasional visits to a client's home, where mobility is a problem. The choice will be yours.
After training, you will be able to help clients get the maximum benefit from their hearing aid, by exchanging batteries, providing basic maintenance (cleaning and re-tubing) and troubleshooting problems.
Our training is free, comprehensive and will be adapted to suit your knowledge of hearing loss/aids. Good manual dexterity is a requirement for this role. You will also have the opportunity to spend half a day at an NHS audiology department, subject to availability.
We also offer a formal one-day Hearing Aider training courses for care staff. For more information, click here.
CRB checks are mandatory as part of our recruitment process as you will be working with vulnerable elderly people.