Specialized Family Care Program

Hearing Loss

  • Category: Health Issues
  • Materials: Articles: "Hearing Loss" Fact Sheet from http://www.cdc.gov/actearly; "Deafness & Hearing Loss" NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet http://nichcy.org/disability/specific/hearingloss; "Hearing Loss and Older Adults" from http://www.nidch.nih.gov/health/hearing "Tips for Communicating with Persons Who Are Hard of Hearing" from NC Divisions of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, www.ncdhhs.gov
  • Goal: Provider knows how to identify, assist and communicate with an individual with a hearing loss
  • Credit Hours: 2 Hours
  • Date Developed: January 2014
  • Developed by: Donna McCune, Specialized Family Care Liaison

Training Objectives:

  1. Provider can recognize signs of hearing loss in a child or adult
  2. Provider knows the causes of hearing loss
  3. Provider knows recommendations to assist a child with a hearing loss in the classroom
  4. Provider knows how to faciliatate communication with an individual with a hearing loss
  5. Provider knows about professionals who can assist in diagnosing a hearing loss and recommend treatment

Training Procedures:

  • *Provider initiated self-study. Alternate formats of the study materials are available upon request. (View Course Materials)
  • Test completed by Provider (Take the Test Below)
  • Review of test responses by Family Based Care Specialist and Provider