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Conference: Hearing Loss - Influencing Future Services in Devon

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Langstone Cliff Hotel, Devon

Mount Pleasant Road

Dawlish Warren

EX7 0NA

United Kingdom

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This special event brings together services and devices to help improve the lifestyle and wellbeing of someone with hearing loss.

About this Event

Conference: Hearing Loss - Influencing Future Services in Devon, aims to:

  • Raise the profile of the impact of hearing loss across Devon
  • Influence decision makers, to better understand the experiences of people with hearing loss and the practicalities, attitudes and culture.
  • Understand how the digital age impacts people with hearing loss
  • Explore the links between hearing loss, dementia, loneliness and mental wellbeing

Delivered by Living Options and sponsored by GN Hearing UK

Conference Program

Arrive 9.30am

Registration, Tea/Coffee and Welcome: From Jean Thorpe (Trustee) and Diana Crump (CEO) Living Options Devon

Keynote Speakers

10.30am: Living with Hearing Loss : Jackie Ashley, writer and daughter of the late Lord Ashley CH of Stoke

10.45am : Hearing Loss links with Dementia: Dr Jenna Littlejohn, Research Associate Sensory Loss and Cognitive Impairment, University of Manchester

11.00am : Context and Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Devon, the facts: Simon Chant, Consultant in Public Health, Devon County Council

11.15am: Hearing Loss in a Digital Age: Jonathan Parsons, Managing Director of Chime Social Enterprise

Break

11.30am: Coffee and Tea

Workshops: 12 noon

  • Workshop 1: Jackie Ashley : Living with Hearing Loss
  • Workshop 2: Jenna Littlejohn : Hearing Loss and Dementia.
  • Workshop 3: Donald Gordon : Showcase products that link with NHS hearing aids
  • Workshop 4: Living Options Devon : Product demonstrations and awareness

Regroup and Feedback :12.55pm

Lunch :1.30pm - 2.00pm (conference ends)

The conference is for those who can make change to services for people with hearing loss and for those with lived experience of hearing loss.

To register attendance please allocate yourself a free ticket through Eventbrite and select your preferred workshop.

If you require assistance registering tickets please contact Lydia Browne lydia.browne@livingoptionsdevon or telephone 01392 459222 or SMS 07958 517919

Accessing the venue and parking

The venue Langstone Cliff Hotel has ample parking for delegates, please note the main car park is on a slope.

Accessible Parking: There are three marked accessible bays which are on an incline within the main car parking area at the front of the hotel.

The top car park has 2 marked level accessible bays, offering safe rear-loading, located near the door to the first floor guest entrance. The route from here to the event is via the sloping car park.

For those unable to navigate the slope but who can access steps there is a route to the conference which staff can direct you to on the day. Members of staff will be on hand to aid anyone with access needs, if you'd like to discuss access needs please contact Lydia Browne directly on 01392 459222 or lydia.browne@livingoptions.org, SMS 07958 517919

Dropping off

There are a couple of level dropping off spaces immediately adjacent to the Hotel main entrance.

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Langstone Cliff Hotel, Devon

Mount Pleasant Road

Dawlish Warren

EX7 0NA

United Kingdom

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