Hearing and Learning Disabilities (HaLD)
Who we are:
The Special interest Group (SIG) for professionals and carers concerned with people with learning disabilities (PwLD) and hearing problems.
Why we exist:
We all work with people with learning disabilities. We come from a variety of professional backgrounds including, Speech and Language Therapy, Audiology, Hearing Therapy, Audiological Medicine, Community nursing and Social Care. Most of us work in the NHS - and all of us are concerned about the large numbers of PwLDs who have hearing problems but do not receive a proper diagnosis and the many who do get assessed but do not receive adequate support to enable them to cope with their hearing loss.
This Special Interest Group was formed to enable us to support and learn from each other thereby improving hearing services for PwLD across the NHS.