Volunteering

Hearing Aid Maintenance Volunteer

RNID

N/A
2.00
To work with the Hearing Aid User Support Service (HAUSS) project to provide hearing aid maintenance and advice to NHS hearing aid users at planned support sessions and/or in their own homes, if required.

*Due to the current pandemic, any face to face volunteering activities will be carried out strictly in accordance with Government regulations and full PPE measures will be implemented.

 

General tasks:

  • Offer practical support to the service user teaching them how to optimise their NHS hearing aid and provide information on RNID services. 
  • Change / clean hearing aid tubing, ear moulds and filters and replace batteries
  • Reinforce instructions given at the time of fitting and issue of the hearing aid, including best listening conditions
  • Advise about other support services for hard of hearing people i.e. Sensory support, RNID projects e.g. befriending, tinnitus support
  • Complete relevant paperwork during Support Session and/or Home Visit
  • Attend peer support meetings to share experience and keep updated with project changes  and training updates
  • Refer enquiries to RNID staff if you do not know the answer
  • Keep all information given or discussed within the service confidential
  • Promote the work of RNID

 

Essential skills needed:

  • Ability to work with hearing aids (all training provided)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Friendly, reliable and approachable manner
  • Ability to approach visitors in a confident and caring manner
  • Ability to listen to questions and to answer appropriately or signpost to RNID staff, as required
  • Happy to work with a wide range of people
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about issues affecting people confronting deafness, tinnitus or hearing loss

 

Desirable skills:

  • Hearing aid user or have a good understanding of the issues faced by people with a hearing loss

Closing Date

Friday / 31 December 2021 11:59pm
11:59pm

Contact Details

Volunteering

4-8 Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8GA
United Kingdom

More Information

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Funded by the NI Health & Social Care Board

Funded by the NI Health & Social Care Board