The guide was written with the help of care home workers. Cheryl Merrony, who works in Chepstow and lost a great deal of her own hearing as a child, was among those sharing their tips.
We have so many residents here who have hearing loss, around three quarters of them have hearing aids, and because I understand what it’s like when you have problems, I decided to look after them myself. Every day I check with the residents that their hearing aids are switched on properly, batteries are working and that there’s no whistling of any blockages in the tubes.
Working with the My Home Life Cymru to produce this publication has been a great opportunity for Action on Hearing Loss Cymru to help care home staff get a better understanding of the realities of life for people with hearing loss. It can take some time to adjust to wearing a hearing aid and it’s important that older people in care homes get the support they need to make the most of hearing aids, including regular maintenance.
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