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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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Daily Use and Care of Hearing Aids

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Two hands are holding an in the ear hearing aid and pointing to the wax guard. Tools for cleaning are on the table, next to a behind the ear model and an in the canal model.

Hearing aids provide access to sound and communication for many people. Taking good care of hearing aids will help ensure they function properly. This 11 minute video shows how to clean and store hearing aids. It offers many helpful tips for wearing hearing aids and suggestions for troubleshooting common issues.  
Watch Daily Use and Care of Hearing Aids video here. (Video is captioned.)

And did you know? Waiting five minutes to install your hearing aid battery after removing the sticker can give you up to 85% longer battery life! This was discovered by Ethan Manuell, from Rochester, Minnesota. 
Watch the news story here. (This video has auto-generated captions.)

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