CPD: Understanding AS 1428.5 Communication for people who are deaf or hearing impaired

CPD: Understanding AS 1428.5 Communication for people who are deaf or hearing impaired

CPD: Understanding AS 1428.5 Communication for people who are deaf or hearing impaired

About Event

In this session on Hearing Augmentation – 1428.5 Communication for people who are deaf or hearing impaired Ian and Liz will look at:

  • The minimum standards and what is required
  • Types of hearing devices including hearing aids, receivers and cochlear and how they will be covered by 1428.5
  • Class 9b buildings & ticket booths.
  • Improvements of 1428.5 is the legislation covering the current needs of deaf and hearing-impaired persons.
  • Equipment that is compliant provided or installed; does one solution fit all?
  • Future of hearing devices and what is coming.

There will also be a session for Q & A.

About the Speaker

Liz Winton

Liz Winton is an Audiologist who has worked predominantly in the Cochlear Implant Field of Audiology for the past 20 years at both the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Cochlear Ltd.

Liz has spent the last 6 years building and running 3 new Cochlear Care Centres in Victoria for Cochlear Ltd.

Liz has worked with hearing impaired people from 0 to 98 years of age and varying degrees of hearing loss. She is well versed in the difficulties faced by those individuals and their families and friends.

Liz is passionate about progressing the understanding of hearing loss and communication difficulties in the general population and supporting better access to communication for everyone.

More information is available on www.hearingloop.com.au

Ian Riddle

Director

With over two decades in the communication industry and formal training in Hearing Augmentation, Ian has developed a passion for bringing better hearing to everyone. Ian’s mother has a hearing loss; therefore, he fully understands the difficulty of communicating in noisy areas and over distance and how this can impact all aspects of an individual’s life.

Throughout the course of his employment, Ian saw many assistive hearing systems that were installed inappropriately or not functional. He recognized that so many people sold or installed assistive hearing technology with little understanding of why, which motivated Ian to start his company, Hearing Loop Australia over 10 years ago. At Hearing Loop Australia Ian has worked hard to create a team of people who understand hearing loss and its impacts. This results in the recommendation of assistive hearing solutions that are fit for purpose, thereby reducing wasted expenditure and supporting excellent outcomes for people who are hard of hearing.

Ian understands that technology changes, staff turnover and different levels of hearing loss can all impact the ongoing use of assistive hearing technology, so he constantly reviews his solutions and training to future-proof the product he supplies as much as possible.

Event Registration

Bookings are closed for this event.