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6 - 7 July 2022

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Increase Care Staff Retention through Better Communication with Residents

06 Jul 2022
Digital Transformation & Technology in Care

Communication with residents suffering from untreated hearing loss is both frustrating and time-consuming. In many cases these residents also suffer from dementia, cognitive decline, depression, and problems with dexterity. Traditional hearing aids (which are fragile, difficult to operate, require frequent battery change, and are easily misplaced), are practically useless for the residents of nursing homes and other care facilities. The added stress of communication with unaided hearing-impaired residents makes the caregiver’s tough job even more difficult.

New hearing enhancement products, which incorporate technologies typically found only in high-end hearing aids, address this problem. They are simple-to-operate body-worn, tabletop, or hand-held hearing amplifiers with large, tactile, colorful buttons. They help to communicate with people suffering from mild to severe hearing loss, including those with cognitive and/or dexterity limitations. Users benefit from powerful personalized amplification, directional focus, and background noise reduction. These devices can help people with disabling hearing loss to communicate in person, over a cell phone, or watch TV, all without disturbing those nearby who have normal hearing. And last, but not least, these devices are very affordable, at a fraction of the cost of hearing aids.

Join this session to learn how easy it is to improve communication between caregivers, patients, and their loved ones – making life sound better, for all.

Speakers
Ruth Bridger, Marketing Manager of Assistive Products - Alango - BeHear


 

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