Commission: Artwork that responds to the theme of hearing related communication – Deadline 7th December

 

Managing dementia with hearing loss in care homes is complex. Hearing tests can be difficult to perform. Care homes are often noisy, making communication harder for someone with poor hearing. Residents and care staff often have different backgrounds; sometimes neither speaks English as their first language. Hearing aids are often supplied, but problems can arise in using them. Staff may lack skills and knowledge about hearing, and therefore feel that it is unimportant whether the aid is being worn or not. Hearing aids go missing, which can upset relatives. We are looking for an artist co-produce and devise an artwork that responds to this issues. It will be installed in a care home or healthcare setting. The successful candidate will…

 

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