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Seven out of ten hearing aid wearers seek out businesses or services whose staff are deaf aware. Use our courses to communicate effectively with deaf and hard of hearing customers and clients.

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One of the best ways to learn some of the key messages about Deaf Awareness is by watching our series of short and hilarious Deaf Awareness films.  After you've laughed at the comedy, you'll be left with a more serious underlying lesson.     Overall an enjoyable way to learn some of the most important lessons about deafness Read More

This film offers a specific insight into the world of the 50,000 or so people in the UK who are profoundly deaf and who use a wholly visual language called BSL to communicate. Deaf BSL users experience huge challenges trying to access everyday information and services which hearing people take for granted. Use this course to understand those challenges better and learn ways to adapt your methods of communication to overcome them. Watching this film, you will understand better: why many deaf BSL users struggle with reading and writing the importance of using a fully qualified BSL interpreter for medical and other appointments how difficult lip reading can be This online course comes in two modules. The first module is a 30-minute film. The second module is a short quiz. All learners who successfully complete the quiz are awarded a GDA Understand Deafness certificate. Read More

'What can I say except, amazing, thought provoking, sensitive, educational, dynamic, the list goes on.'  L.S. Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust Monica, Bob, David and Charlotte are all severely or profoundly deaf and in their own words explain what life is like for them and the daily challenges they face. Watching our Understanding Me, I Have Hearing Loss film you will learn: what it feels like to have a significant hearing impairment why deaf and hard of hearing people avoid social interaction why hearing aids don't help with the telephone how difficult lip reading can be We guarantee Understanding Me, I have Hearing Loss will transform your thinking about deafness and the impact it has on people’s lives. This course comes in two modules. The first is a 40-minute film. The second is a short quiz. All learners who successfully complete the quiz are awarded a  GDA - Understand Deafness certificate.   Read More

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