You will be delivering information stands as part of the Hear to Inform and Connect project. This exciting project is expanding our information services for older and isolated people with hearing loss. We are also working with local organisations and community groups to help make their services more accessible and inclusive for older people with hearing loss.
What will you be doing?
As an Information Ambassador, you will provide information on deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus to older people, their families and carers, local community groups and organisations. You will:
•set up information stands, using leaflets and resources provided
•answer questions from visitors and hand out leaflets
•monitor enquiries and gather feedback
•sign post people to other agencies or services that may help them
•carry out basic hearing screenings, where appropriate (after appropriate training)
•raise awareness about the work of Action on Hearing Loss
Why do we need you?
Across the UK, 11 million people are affected by hearing loss including someone in your family, friends, your partner, or someone at work. As the population ages, more of us will be affected. By 2035, one fifth of us will be living with the condition.
What skills do you need?
Here are some of the skills we think could be beneficial:
•confidence in speaking to individuals, family members and professionals
•willingness to learn about, or existing knowledge of, issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people, particularly older people
•friendly, reliable and approachable manner
•ability to listen to questions and to answer appropriately
•happy to work with a wide range of people, especially older people.
Other opportunities with Action on Hearing Loss
Read more about Action on Hearing Loss