You will be presenting information 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 them make their services more accessible and inclusive for older people with hearing loss.
What will you be doing?
As Community Presenter, you will be engaging with local community groups and providers in order to:
•deliver presentations and talks, using materials provided
•answer questions and provide leaflets, as appropriate
•carry out basic hearing checks (after appropriate training)
•monitor enquiries and gather feedback
•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, groups 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.