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Action for Deafness Service presentation. Including infomation about Volunteering, Audiology and Digital Fundraising

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  • 1. Nicola SmallVolunteer Service Co-ordinator

2. Why Action for Deafness needs VolunteersProvision of services to people in thecommunityHearing Aid Maintenance ClinicsLocations 3. All clinics are run by volunteers The clinics are provided by Action forDeafness Clinics are open to anyone 4. Volunteers are an important part of ourorganisation It is important that our volunteers enjoy andare confident in the work their role AFD is committed to all volunteers to ensuretheir role is rewarding 5. Photo of Angela Barker at the WestergateSummer Fair 6. Recruitment of Volunteers Media coverage There remains a willingness for people tovolunteer Priority to recruit volunteers for the EastGrinstead clinic 7. Retirement of volunteers Healthy numbers of volunteers result inresources not having to be stretched Recruitment is an ongoing task 8. Recruitment is easy, isnt it? Contact made with Council for VoluntaryServices in East Grinstead and otherbusinesses and organisations Local radio Results 9. Training of Volunteers Interview Acceptance Learning how AFD works Training on hearing aid maintenance 10. Time for the volunteer to gain confidence Introduction to the clinic Shadowing opportunities Information Governance training Deaf Awareness Training 11. The Role of the Volunteer Clinic volunteers have excellentcommunication skills and time to commit AFD are also seeking to recruit Trustees Only AFD members can stand for election Membership forms in delegates packs For further information contact Roger Hewittor Jane Shaw 12. The Value of Volunteers to Action for Deafness Clinic volunteers are crucial Hearing Aid Maintenance Clinics Serving the local community Drop in facility 13. Busy clinics Clinics are completely manned by volunteers Many patients are not aware that Action forDeafness is a charity 14. Volunteers offer support and advice Our volunteers say they find their rolerewarding Our volunteers provide valuable services thathelp our patients live independently 15. Liam ThompsonChief Audiologist 16. Audiology ServicesIn 2001 MHAS Project promised good qualitydigital Hearing aids for all who need them.MHAS underestimated the uptake from new andexisting users.AFD Audiology service has been providing adultaudiology for over 6 years in the West Sussexarea. 17. Audiology ServicesAll referrals are from any GPs in our catchmentarea.Patients must be 50 and over and have to satisfyset criteria which the GP qualifies.Referrals can be received by letter, fax, orChoose and Book. 18. Audiology ServicesDirect referral appointmentHistoryExamination 19. Audiology Services 20. Audiology ServicesDirect referral appointmentHistoryExaminationPure tone audiometry 21. Audiology Services 22. Audiology ServicesDirect referral appointmentHistoryExaminationPure tone audiometryGHABP 23. Audiology ServicesDirect referral appointmentHistoryExaminationPure tone audiometryGHABPResultsOutcome 24. Audiology ServicesGHABPThe Glasgow Hearing Aid Benefit Profile is afocused questionnaire which gives a set scorebased on listening situations and disability.At follow up patients then are given the samesituation but using the hearing aid enabling thebenefit to be calculated. 25. Audiology ServicesDirect referral appointmentHistoryExaminationPure tone audiometryGHABPResults 26. Audiology Services 27. Audiology ServicesDirect referral appointmentHistoryExaminationPure tone audiometryGHABPResultsOutcome 28. Audiology Services 29. Audiology ServicesFitting AppointmentMonaural / Binaural digital hearing aidsOpen fit where possible 30. Audiology Services 31. Audiology ServicesFitting AppointmentMonaural / Binaural digital hearing aidsOpen fit where possibleReal Ear Measurement 32. Audiology Services 33. Audiology ServicesREM - Real Ear Measurement is the GOLDstandard in fitting digital hearing aids.AFD has over 90 % of aids fitted by this method.The remainder are either medically contra-indicated or aids that are too powerful to be setusing REM. 34. Audiology ServicesFitting AppointmentMonaural / Binaural digital hearing aidsOpen fit where possibleReal Ear MeasurementSubjective tests 35. Audiology ServicesSubjective testsLoud noisesHigh pitched noisesPartners voice 36. Audiology ServicesFitting AppointmentMonaural / Binaural digital hearing aidsOpen fit where possibleReal Ear MeasurementSubjective testsInstructionInformation 37. Audiology ServicesHearing aid instructionOut reach clinicsOngoing care of hearing aids 38. Audiology ServicesResource Centres Unique for an AudiologydepartmentExpert advice from Resource ManagersPrivate Audiology available 39. Audiology Services Thank youQuestions ? 40. Chris WingroveDigital Marketing & Fundraisingco-ordinator 41. Action for Deafness Website 42. Gift AidAllows Action for Deafness to claim 25% moreon your donation. Available to anyone who paystax on UK savings, Wages or pensions. 43. Social Networks 44. Other Ways to Donate