Friday, February 5, 2010

New Personal Hospital Kit

Better Hearing Australia Canberra Group has developed a new Personal Hospital Kit for use by people with a hearing loss who have to go into hospital. The kit is designed to make you feel safer in hospital by providing signage to identify you as a person with special communication needs. It will also provide you with advice in preparing for a hospital visit, what to expect in hospital and gives you a trouble shooting guide for hearing aids that might be playing up.

The Kit has been designed for people with a hearing loss by people with a hearing loss.

A particularly useful feature is the double sided card that folds into a ‘tepee’ shape and can be displayed on any hard surface in the hospital or at work where a person with a hearing loss may wish to alert colleagues how best to communicate. These items may be purchase separate from the Hospital Kit for $1.00 each if collected or for $2.00 if posted. (Orders of more than 2 posted will be priced to cover the postage and handling)

The best news is that the Kit is only $15 or $20 if postage is required. It would make a suitable gift for a hearing impaired person. The real advantage is having one ready at home in case you are urgently admitted to hospital.

You can obtain the Kit from Sue Daw on [02] 62514713 or by emailing

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