Swaffham Hearing Support Volunteer

We are looking for kind, patient and helpful Hearing Support Volunteers in the Swaffham area.

Our Hearing Support Volunteers support people who wear NHS hearing aids.  They do this by:

  • explaining how the hearing aids work and how to look after them
  • helping people put them in properly
  • supplying and replacing batteries
  • replacing tubing
  • cleaning the hearing aid and mould
  • diagnosing faults and repairing where possible
  • making referrals to Audiology
  • providing information on assistive technology and referring people to the Sensory Support unit

We provide full training and supervised sessions until our volunteers feel confident to visit people in their own homes, care homes and to provide cover at our monthly drop-ins at GP surgeries. You can volunteer for as little as two hours a month.

Volunteers will need to be checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally CRB) and will be provided with training for dealing with Vulnerable Adults.

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation and provide a vital service to deaf and hard of hearing people. We would love to hear from you if you feel that you would be interested in this rewarding role. Our volunteers say that watching someone put their hearing aids in and being able to hear again is an amazing feeling; it makes such a difference to their lives.  Please join our small, friendly team and make a difference to the lives of many isolated people.    

Contact

Contact Name
Marie
Contact Position
Hearing Support Coordinator
Telephone

E-mail
marie@wnda.org.uk
Website
www.wnda.org.uk/
Parent Organisation
West Norfolk Deaf Association

Where to go

Address
Swaffham
Postcode
PE37 7RB
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Notes

We provide drop-in clinics at three GP surgeries and visit four care homes in Swaffham.