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Looking for more in-depth information? You’ve come to the right place! DHHSD offers several ways you can learn more: educational videos, in-person training and online training. Read more below.

Educational videos

Educational videos are a great resource to learn more about topics such as the experiences of people who are deaf and hard of hearing, why it is important to address hearing loss, and tips for communicating on the phone with people who are hard of hearing. All videos are closed captioned. To see the educational videos, choose Educational videos from the list of Categories below. 

In-person training

Join others in learning about hearing loss, Deaf culture, communication tips, assistive technology and American Sign Language to connect with your deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing colleague, neighbor, customer, client or family member.
To see our current offerings, choose Training from the list of Categories below.
If you have questions about training, contact us. 

Online training

The free online training programs offer structured learning to family members, service providers and others. Topics include deafblindness, what mental health practitioners need to know about working with people with hearing loss, what support service providers do, and how to work with support service providers. To see all online training available, choose Online training from the list of Categories below. 

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Mental Health Practitioner Training

Working with People with Hearing Loss

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A person is watching a video from the Mental Health Practitioner online training on a tablet. In the video two women are facing each other and talking.

This free online training was created to help mental health practitioners recognize the signs of hearing loss and how hearing loss impacts an individual’s emotional health, self-image, relationships, and ability to function in a world that relies on auditory information. This course focuses on the unique needs, issues and experiences of individuals who have some degree of hearing loss, and may or may not accept that they have hearing loss.

This training covers: 
  • Common mental health implications experienced by individuals with hearing loss. 
  • Basic information about hearing loss, its causes and some of the signs that a person may be experiencing hearing loss. 
  • How hearing loss impacts an individual’s ability to communicate with others. 
  • Some of the assistive technology available to people with hearing loss. 
  • Ways to create a supportive communication environment. 
  • Where to go for more information.

Click here to open the Mental Health Practitioner online training. Note: The videos do not work in Internet Explorer. Please use another browser, such as Chrome, Edge or Safari.

Online training

Mental health

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