Approximately one in three people in the UK between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing.
Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and respond to important warnings but also can also make it hard to enjoy talking with family and friends, leading to feelings of isolation.
Age-related hearing loss most often occurs in both ears, affecting them equally. Because the loss is gradual, if you have age-related hearing loss you may not realise that you’ve lost some of your ability to hear.
We held Important training on hearing loss and hearing aid maintenance for our colleagues. A very useful session which provided tips on communication and how to ensure aids are used and maintained correctly as well as the use of the hearing loops in our homes.
We understand that our colleagues benefit from training not only on specific areas such as this but also generally it empowers our staff and encourages them to grow and be fulfilled in their roles at Oakdale. We understand that training employees helps engagement and develops employee satisfaction which we know directly impacts positively not only on our other colleagues but our residents living with us too.