Course overview

The British Academy of Audiology states that 1 in 6 of the adult population is affected by hearing loss in the UK. We are all likely to encounter someone with hearing loss at some point without realising it. Therefore, it is important to understand how deafness affects people and how people with hearing loss often need adjustments to be made to communicate in a hearing world. This brief course is a great introduction to developing an awareness of deafness and hearing loss. It aims to give you a background understanding and insight into people who are d/Deaf or have hearing loss. Helping us to understand their communication needs and address the isolation that some people with hearing loss face. Demonstrate an increased knowledge and understanding of effective communication with people who are d/Deaf or have hearing loss.

Course description

In the UK one in six people have some degree of hearing loss. This means that you are likely to come into daily contact with people who are deaf or deafblind.

This short course is designed for learners who wish to increase their awareness of deafness. The benefits of attending this course are:

improve your communication skills

understand how to make information accessible

develop an understanding of the barriers deaf people face

support hard-of-hearing colleagues with aids and adaptations

understand BSL as a native language

engage with interpreters and make use of the Access to Work scheme

provide equal opportunities for deaf employee

Attending this course alongside the introduction to British Sign Language course will increase your understanding and basic knowledge of British Sign Language.

Our experienced tutor has delivered BSL and Lipreading courses and will be able to advise you on the next steps if you wish to learn more about deaf awareness and develop you lipreading or British Sign Language skills.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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