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Hear Here Local Government Training Module

Hear Here Local Government Training Module

 

One in six Australians suffer from some form of hearing loss.

How does hearing loss impact your officers’ communication with customers?

What can councils do to improve the customer experience?

Learn how to communicate effectively with customers who may have difficulty hearing.

Better Hearing Australia, in partnership with Redland City Council, has developed the “Hear Here” learning module to support local council front-of-house teams to assist people who may have difficulty hearing.

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The training package was a finalist in the LGMA Queensland Awards for Excellence 2021.

The Hear Here Learning Module is a four-part, 20-minute learning module covering:

  • Hearing loss – the invisible disability: highlighting the prevalence of hearing loss in society and how likely it is that local council customers will have issues with hearing.
  • The sound of hearing loss: putting learners in the shoes of someone with hearing impairment so they can empathise with and understand the difficulties some people face.
  • Making a difference: tips and tricks staff can use to help improve the customer service experience of your clients.
  • Technical solutions: a brief overview of some of the technical solutions councils may have access to help with the hearing experience.

“Redland City Council was happy to partner with Better Hearing Australia (Brisbane) to develop and pilot the ‘Hear Here’ Council training to help local government communicate more effectively with people with hearing loss.
The training gives officers an understanding of some of the challenges faced by people with hearing loss and provides practical strategies and tools to overcome those challenges.
We encourage other government authorities to consider the ‘Hear Here training’ as well.” – 
Redland City Council

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Industry Relevance

The learning module has been designed specifically for local governments.

Training content reflects typical day-to-day scenarios where councils may experience challenges communicating with customers who have hearing loss.

Clinical Accuracy

All hearing loss-related technical and medical inputs were provided or reviewed by a consulting audiologist.

Learning module package options

SELF-HOSTED

  • The Hear Here learning module is provided as a downloadable SCORM compliant file for immediate inclusion in your organisation’s learning management system (LMS).
  • A one-off fee covers setup, module resource kit, and use for the life of the product.
  • Licensed for unlimited users.

ONLINE ACCESS

  • BHA can facilitate access to the module on a per user basis if your organisation does not have its own LMS.
  • A one-off fee covers initial setup and LMS participant population. A per user fee includes a resource kit for each user.

BHA will review and update the learning module in line with best practice in hearing loss management and inform users when a new module is available.

Technical compliance

The Hear Here Learning Module is a mobile optimised stand-alone SCORM 1.2 compliant learning module built on the Adapt Framework software.

Staff and customer recognition

Help customers recognise a hearing-friendly environment and staff by providing “Hear Here” lanyards to your trained team members.

By proactively identifying your facility staff as hearing trained, you encourage your customers to self-identify and gain access to a better experience.

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For more information on accessing the Hear Here module, get in touch today or register your interest using the form below.

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Register your organisation’s interest

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The Hear Here learning module was developed with funding from the Queensland Government under the Age Friendly Community Grants Program.

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