Website Directory 2018-06-05T12:30:13+00:00

Website Directory

Action on Hearing Loss: https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

Action on Hearing Loss are the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK. There website contains comprehensive information, including general hearing loss information/resources, access to care and support services, assistive technology products to buy, access to British Sign Language (BSL) communication professionals, tinnitus support, access to benefits/concessions, and support for carers.

Information Line
Offering free confidential and impartial information on a whole range of subjects relating to deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Telephone: 0808 808 0123 (freephone)
Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone)
SMS: 0780 0000 360
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk


Cambridgeshire Hearing Help: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk

Founded in 1978 under the name of Cambridge CAMTAD (Campaign for Tackling Acquired Deafness), our mission is to reduce the impact of hearing loss on people’s lives across Cambridgeshire.

Our dedicated team of 5 part-time staff and 115+ volunteers provide a range of services/activities to approx. 6,000 people with hearing loss, and their family and friends each year. These include:

43 free community-based NHS hearing aid maintenance sessions across the county. At these sessions we will clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss. All you need to do is find out what days and times your local sessions run, and drop-in. You do not need to make an appointment.

Free home/residential home NHS hearing aid visits for those who are housebound. If you are housebound, we can clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss, in your own home. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Other free services we offer include:

  • NHS hearing aid batteries by post
  • Hearing loss awareness-raising talks to community groups
  • Lip-reading classes in Cambridge & signposting to other classes
  • Peer support & signposting to other peer support groups
  • Rewarding volunteering roles

Visit our website: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk or contact us directly to find out more:                                                       Tel: 01223 416141 Text: 07852 699196 Email: enquiries@cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk
Office opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 1.30pm (closed bank holidays)


Hearing Link: https://www.hearinglink.org/

Hearing Link is a UK-wide charity for people with hearing loss, their families and friends. They offer intensive rehabilitation for people who are experiencing the trauma of sudden acquired hearing loss/deafness.

“We’re here to help you adjust to the practical and emotional challenges that hearing loss can bring – offering shared experiences, practical support and guidance, so you can reconnect with people and face the future with confidence.

Whatever your query or concern, whether you have hearing loss yourself or wish to support someone else, please get in touch. We look forward very much to hearing from you.”

General enquiries: Call 0300 111 1113, call or text SMS 07526 123255, email enquiries@hearinglink.org Address: 23 The Waterfront, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 5UZ


Cambridgeshire Deaf Association: https://cambsdeaf.org/

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s charity for people who are deaf, providing a number of services including care and support, advocacy, and British Sign Language (BSL) training and communication professionals. They also run a number of clubs, coffee mornings, and pub meets across Cambridgeshire for those who are Deaf. Visit their website to find out more: https://cambsdeaf.org/community/

Office address: Cambridgeshire Deaf Association, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 3NH
Tel: 01223 246237 Text: 07879 402981 Email: office@cambsdeaf.org


Cambridgeshire Hard of Hearing Club: http://groupspaces.com/CambsHOHClub/
The Cambridge Hard of Hearing Club is a monthly social gathering for people with hearing loss. It meets on the last Thursday of every month, 2pm to 4pm, at the Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharine’s Road, Cambridge CB4 3X. If you are experiencing problems with hearing, needing help or feeling isolated due to related hearing issues, please do go along to a meeting or get in touch.
Email: information.hohclub@gmail.com
Written correspondence to: 29 Stretten Avenue, Cambridge, CB4 3ES


Cambridgeshire Hearing Help’s Hear for You quarterly social meets: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk/peer-support/


Cambridgeshire Cochlear Implant Social Group (CCIS): Cambridge
The Cambridgeshire Cochlear Implant Social Group (CCIS) is a group of cochlear implant users and those who are working towards cochlear (CI) implant implantation. They meet quarterly over free tea/coffee and cake in Cambridge to discuss all things CI and much more. All brands of CI users and candidates are welcome plus a friend. To find out about the next meeting date and reserve you space, please contact Colin: colin@stansted-training.co.uk

CCIS also run a Facebook peer support group, which enables members to share their CI experiences: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Cambridgeshire%20Cochlear%20Implant%20Social%20Group


Cambridgeshire Tinnitus Support Group: https://www.cambstsg.com/
The Cambridge Tinnitus Support Group meets five times a year on Saturday mornings, 10am for a 10.30am start at The Meadows Centre, 1 St Catharine’s Rd, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ. The aim of the group is to encourage a positive outlook and coping strategies for living with tinnitus.

The contact person for this group is Alan Yeo Email: mga978@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01223 243570


Cambridgeshire Hearing Help: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk

Founded in 1978 under the name of Cambridge CAMTAD (Campaign for Tackling Acquired Deafness), our mission is to reduce the impact of hearing loss on people’s lives across Cambridgeshire.

Our dedicated team of 5 part-time staff and 115+ volunteers provide a range of services/activities to approx. 6,000 people with hearing loss, and their family and friends each year. These include:

43 free community-based NHS hearing aid maintenance sessions across the county. At these sessions we will clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss. All you need to do is find out what days and times your local sessions run, and drop-in. You do not need to make an appointment.

Free home/residential home NHS hearing aid visits for those who are housebound. If you are housebound, we can clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss, in your own home. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Other free services we offer include:

  • NHS hearing aid batteries by post
  • Hearing loss awareness-raising talks to community groups
  • Lip-reading classes in Cambridge & signposting to other classes
  • Peer support & signposting to other peer support groups
  • Rewarding volunteering roles

Visit our website: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk or contact us directly to find out more:                                                       Tel: 01223 416141 Text: 07852 699196 Email: enquiries@cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk
Office opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 1.30pm (closed bank holidays)


Cambridgeshire County Council Sensory Services: http://www5.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/fid/fid_details.aspx?ID=131459

Sensory Services works with adults, and some children, who are deaf-blind, deaf, and hard of hearing, to help them stay as independent as possible. The information and support that they provide may include: equipment (e.g. equipment to alert you to the fire alarm or door bell, or equipment that can boost your hearing/ability to hear the TV), support for carers, access to benefits and entitlements, advocacy, access to work and training opportunities.


Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service: http://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/smoke-alarms-510.aspx

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service offer the hearing impaired smoke alarms that use a vibrating pad and/or flashing light, and they fit these for free.


The Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme: http://www.thebobbyscheme.org/

The Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme will fit security equipment in the homes of victims of crime aged 60 and over, and people who feel at risk who are aged 65 and over or disabled.

Tel: 01480 413311 or 07866 602100. Email: info@thebobbyscheme.org


Action on Hearing Loss: https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

Action on Hearing Loss are the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK. There website contains comprehensive information, including general hearing loss information/resources, access to care and support services, assistive technology products to buy, access to British Sign Language (BSL) communication professionals, tinnitus support, access to benefits/concessions, and support for carers.

Information Line
Offering free confidential and impartial information on a whole range of subjects relating to deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Telephone: 0808 808 0123 (freephone)
Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone)
SMS: 0780 0000 360
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk


Connevans: https://www.connevans.co.uk/page/index

Connevans have a wide range of fantastic products and a wealth of experience, specialising in equipment for deaf and hard of hearing people and audio products.

Don’t forget that people with hearing loss/deafness are entitled to VAT relief on assistive technology products. Connevans will automatically apply this VAT relief for you if you tick the relevant box!


Cambridgeshire County Council Sensory Services: http://www5.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/fid/fid_details.aspx?ID=131459

Sensory Services works with adults, and some children, who are deaf-blind, deaf, and hard of hearing, to help them stay as independent as possible. The information and support that they provide may include: equipment (e.g. equipment to alert you to the fire alarm or door bell, or equipment that can boost your hearing/ability to hear the TV), support for carers, access to benefits and entitlements, advocacy, access to work and training opportunities.


Cambridgeshire Deaf Association: https://cambsdeaf.org/

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s charity for people who are deaf, providing a number of services including care and support, advocacy, and British Sign Language (BSL) training and communication professionals. They also run a number of clubs, coffee mornings, and pub meets across Cambridgeshire for those who are Deaf. Visit their website to find out more: https://cambsdeaf.org/community/

Office address: Cambridgeshire Deaf Association, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 3NH
Tel: 01223 246237 Text: 07879 402981 Email: office@cambsdeaf.org


Action on Hearing Loss: https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

Action on Hearing Loss are the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK. There website contains comprehensive information, including general hearing loss information/resources, access to care and support services, assistive technology products to buy, access to British Sign Language (BSL) communication professionals, tinnitus support, access to benefits/concessions, and support for carers.

Information Line
Offering free confidential and impartial information on a whole range of subjects relating to deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Telephone: 0808 808 0123 (freephone)
Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone)
SMS: 0780 0000 360
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk


Cambridgeshire Deaf Association: https://cambsdeaf.org/

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s charity for people who are deaf, providing a number of services including care and support, advocacy, and British Sign Language (BSL) training and communication professionals. They also run a number of clubs, coffee mornings, and pub meets across Cambridgeshire for those who are Deaf. Visit their website to find out more: https://cambsdeaf.org/community/

Office address: Cambridgeshire Deaf Association, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 3NH
Tel: 01223 246237 Text: 07879 402981 Email: office@cambsdeaf.org


Cambridgeshire Hearing Help: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk

Founded in 1978 under the name of Cambridge CAMTAD (Campaign for Tackling Acquired Deafness), our mission is to reduce the impact of hearing loss on people’s lives across Cambridgeshire.

Our dedicated team of 5 part-time staff and 115+ volunteers provide a range of services/activities to approx. 6,000 people with hearing loss, and their family and friends each year. These include:

43 free community-based NHS hearing aid maintenance sessions across the county. At these sessions we will clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss. All you need to do is find out what days and times your local sessions run, and drop-in. You do not need to make an appointment.

Free home/residential home NHS hearing aid visits for those who are housebound. If you are housebound, we can clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss, in your own home. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Other free services we offer include:

  • NHS hearing aid batteries by post
  • Hearing loss awareness-raising talks to community groups
  • Lip-reading classes in Cambridge & signposting to other classes
  • Peer support & signposting to other peer support groups
  • Rewarding volunteering roles

Visit our website: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk or contact us directly to find out more:                                                       Tel: 01223 416141 Text: 07852 699196 Email: enquiries@cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk
Office opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 1.30pm (closed bank holidays)


Hearing Link: https://www.hearinglink.org/

Hearing Link is a UK-wide charity for people with hearing loss, their families and friends. They offer intensive rehabilitation for people who are experiencing the trauma of sudden acquired hearing loss/deafness.

“We’re here to help you adjust to the practical and emotional challenges that hearing loss can bring – offering shared experiences, practical support and guidance, so you can reconnect with people and face the future with confidence.

Whatever your query or concern, whether you have hearing loss yourself or wish to support someone else, please get in touch. We look forward very much to hearing from you.”

General enquiries: Call 0300 111 1113, call or text SMS 07526 123255, email enquiries@hearinglink.org Address: 23 The Waterfront, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 5UZ


Hearing Dogs: www.hearingdogs.org.uk

Hearing dogs provide deaf people with a ‘hearing dog’. A big part of a hearing dog’s job is to alert their deaf recipient to sounds they would otherwise miss. Simple sounds we take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference in deaf people’s lives, giving them a newfound sense of independence and confidence with their loyal companion and true friend at their side.

General enquiries
The Grange, Buckinghamshire
Tel: 01844 348 100
Text relay: 18001 01844 348100 (for deaf & hard of hearing)
Email: info@hearingdogs.org.uk

The Beatrice Wright Centre, York
Tel: 01759 322299
Text relay: 18001 01759 322299 (for deaf & hard of hearing)
Email: bwcinfo@hearingdogs.org.uk

Applying for a hearing dog
Tel: 01844 348111
Email: applications@hearingdogs.org.uk


Deafblind UK: https://deafblind.org.uk/about-us/

Deafblind UK support people with combined sight and hearing loss.

“Whether you need some support to get back on your feet after a diagnosis, a helping hand to help you do the things you love, someone to turn to when you’re feeling low or some information, advice and guidance, we’re here to help.

Losing your sight and hearing can be frightening. Our team of experts is here every step of the way to show you life beyond sight and hearing loss.”

Address:
Deafblind UK Head Office, National Centre for Deafblindness, John & Lucille van Geest Place, Cygnet Road, Hampton, Peterborough,
PE7 8FD
Tel/Textphone: 01733 358 100,
Email: info@deafblind.org.uk
Fax: 01733 358 356


Cambridgeshire County Council care assessment: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/adults/care-and-support/planning-your-care/

As a result of your hearing loss and other disabilities, you may feel you need support to live safely in your own home.  This could be on a short term basis, for example following a hospital stay, or longer term. If this is the case, you need to contact Cambridgeshire County Council for an support needs assessment. Email: careinfo@cambridgeshire.gov.uk Telephone: 0345 045 5202 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday


Cambridgeshire Deaf Association: https://cambsdeaf.org/

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s charity for people who are deaf, providing a number of services including care and support, advocacy, and British Sign Language (BSL) training and communication professionals. They also run a number of clubs, coffee mornings, and pub meets across Cambridgeshire for those who are Deaf. Visit their website to find out more: https://cambsdeaf.org/community/

Office address: Cambridgeshire Deaf Association, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 3NH
Tel: 01223 246237 Text: 07879 402981 Email: office@cambsdeaf.org


Your Local Cinema http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/

Extensive listings of subtitled cinema shows across the country, enabling film fans with hearing loss to ENJOY rather than endure cinema.

Cambridgeshire County Council Sensory Services: http://www5.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/fid/fid_details.aspx?ID=131459

Sensory Services works with adults, and some children, who are deaf-blind, deaf, and hard of hearing, to help them stay as independent as possible. The information and support that they provide may include: equipment (e.g. equipment to alert you to the fire alarm or door bell, or equipment that can boost your hearing/ability to hear the TV), support for carers, access to benefits and entitlements, advocacy, access to work and training opportunities.


Action on Hearing Loss: https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

Action on Hearing Loss are the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK. There website contains comprehensive information, including general hearing loss information/resources, access to care and support services, assistive technology products to buy, access to British Sign Language (BSL) communication professionals, tinnitus support, access to benefits/concessions, and support for carers.

Information Line
Offering free confidential and impartial information on a whole range of subjects relating to deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Telephone: 0808 808 0123 (freephone)
Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone)
SMS: 0780 0000 360
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk


Disabled Person’s Railcard: https://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/

The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult. You will qualify if you have a hearing impairment. With this card you get 1/3 off adult rail fares for travel on the National Rail network in Great Britain. If you’re travelling with another adult they will also get 1/3 off their rail fare, so you can save money for a friend or family member too! There are no time restrictions, so you can use it to get a discount on tickets at any time of the day. A 1-year card costs £20. A 3-year card costs £54.

Did you know that you can also qualify for a Disabled Person’s Railcard if you:

  • receive Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
  • receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at either:
    • the higher or lower rate for the mobility component, or
    • the higher or middle rate for the care component
  • have a visual impairment
  • have a hearing impairment
  • have epilepsy
  • receive Attendance Allowance or Severe Disablement Allowance
  • receive War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement
  • receive War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability
  • buy or lease a vehicle through the Motability scheme

 

If you need to get in touch they are open from 0700hrs to 2200hrs everyday of the year except for Christmas day. Email: disability@raildeliverygroup.com Phone: 0345 605 0525  Minicom/Textphone: 0345 601 0132. Post: Disabled Persons Railcard Office, PO Box 6613, Arbroath, DD11 9AN


Cambridgeshire County Council Sensory Services: http://www5.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/fid/fid_details.aspx?ID=131459

Sensory Services works with adults, and some children, who are deaf-blind, deaf, and hard of hearing, to help them stay as independent as possible. The information and support that they provide may include: equipment (e.g. equipment to alert you to the fire alarm or door bell, or equipment that can boost your hearing/ability to hear the TV), support for carers, access to benefits and entitlements, advocacy, access to work and training opportunities.


Access to Work:  https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work

If your hearing loss makes it hard for you to do your job, you can:

  • Talk to your employer about changes they must make in your workplace, called reasonable adjustments. Follow this link for more information about your employers obligation to make reasonable adjustments for you: www.gov.uk/reasonable-adjustments-for-disabled-workers
  • Apply for Access to Work if you need extra help. You’ll be offered support based on your needs, which may include a grant to help cover the costs of practical support in the workplace. For example, special equipment, adaptations or support worker services to help you do things like answer the phone or go to meetings: https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work

Cambridgeshire Deaf Association: https://cambsdeaf.org/

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s charity for people who are deaf, providing a number of services including care and support, advocacy, and British Sign Language (BSL) training and communication professionals. They also run a number of clubs, coffee mornings, and pub meets across Cambridgeshire for those who are Deaf. Visit their website to find out more: https://cambsdeaf.org/community/

Office address: Cambridgeshire Deaf Association, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 3NH
Tel: 01223 246237 Text: 07879 402981 Email: office@cambsdeaf.org


Cambridgeshire Deaf Association: https://cambsdeaf.org/

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s charity for people who are deaf, providing a number of services including care and support, advocacy, and British Sign Language (BSL) training and communication professionals. They also run a number of clubs, coffee mornings, and pub meets across Cambridgeshire for those who are Deaf. Visit their website to find out more: https://cambsdeaf.org/community/

Office address: Cambridgeshire Deaf Association, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 3NH
Tel: 01223 246237 Text: 07879 402981 Email: office@cambsdeaf.org


Cambridgeshire Hearing Help’s Living Well with Hearing Loss Workshops: http://cambridgehearing.frostdig.com/living-well-with-hearing-loss-workshops/ [this URL may have changed?]

It is difficult to find out the best way to manage a hearing loss and you may feel unsure about whether a hearing aid is the best option for you. Find out more by attending one of our Living Well with Hearing Loss workshops.

At the half-day workshop, you will be offered information about hearing loss, hearing aids and other devices such as TV listeners, with an opportunity to discuss tactics for improving your listening environment. The facilitators have personal experience of hearing loss and offer insights into how to overcome the day-to-day challenges of living with this condition. This will help you to make a decision about the best option for you plus you will be given guidance on where to get further support.

Hearing loss not only affects you, but your circle of family and friends. You are encouraged to attend the workshop with a partner or friend to help everyone better understand how to communicate better.

 

To book a workshop go to this webpage: http://cambridgehearing.frostdig.com/living-well/

Or call: 01223 849798


Action on Hearing Loss: https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

Action on Hearing Loss are the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK. There website contains comprehensive information, including general hearing loss information/resources, access to care and support services, assistive technology products to buy, access to British Sign Language (BSL) communication professionals, tinnitus support, access to benefits/concessions, and support for carers.

Information Line
Offering free confidential and impartial information on a whole range of subjects relating to deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Telephone: 0808 808 0123 (freephone)
Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone)
SMS: 0780 0000 360
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk


Action on Hearing Loss: https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

Action on Hearing Loss are the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK. There website contains comprehensive information, including general hearing loss information/resources, access to care and support services, assistive technology products to buy, access to British Sign Language (BSL) communication professionals, tinnitus support, access to benefits/concessions, and support for carers.

Information Line
Offering free confidential and impartial information on a whole range of subjects relating to deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Telephone: 0808 808 0123 (freephone)
Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone)
SMS: 0780 0000 360
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk


Cambridgeshire Tinnitus Support Group: https://www.cambstsg.com/
The Cambridge Tinnitus Support Group meets five times a year on Saturday mornings, 10am for a 10.30am start at The Meadows Centre, 1 St Catharine’s Rd, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ. The aim of the group is to encourage a positive outlook and coping strategies for living with tinnitus.

The contact person for this group is Alan Yeo Email: mga978@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01223 243570


The British Tinnitus Association: https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/

The British Tinnitus Association are the primary source of support and information for people with tinnitus in the UK.

They offer expert advice and information about tinnitus free of charge via our confidential freephone helpline on 0800 018 0527, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


Hearing Link: https://www.hearinglink.org/

Hearing Link is a UK-wide charity for people with hearing loss, their families and friends. They offer intensive rehabilitation for people who are experiencing the trauma of sudden acquired hearing loss/deafness.

“We’re here to help you adjust to the practical and emotional challenges that hearing loss can bring – offering shared experiences, practical support and guidance, so you can reconnect with people and face the future with confidence.

Whatever your query or concern, whether you have hearing loss yourself or wish to support someone else, please get in touch. We look forward very much to hearing from you.”

General enquiries: Call 0300 111 1113, call or text SMS 07526 123255, email enquiries@hearinglink.org Address: 23 The Waterfront, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 5UZ


Hearing Dogs: www.hearingdogs.org.uk

Hearing dogs provide deaf people with a ‘hearing dog’. A big part of a hearing dog’s job is to alert their deaf recipient to sounds they would otherwise miss. Simple sounds we take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference in deaf people’s lives, giving them a newfound sense of independence and confidence with their loyal companion and true friend at their side.

General enquiries
The Grange, Buckinghamshire
Tel: 01844 348 100
Text relay: 18001 01844 348100 (for deaf & hard of hearing)
Email: info@hearingdogs.org.uk

The Beatrice Wright Centre, York
Tel: 01759 322299
Text relay: 18001 01759 322299 (for deaf & hard of hearing)
Email: bwcinfo@hearingdogs.org.uk

Applying for a hearing dog
Tel: 01844 348111
Email: applications@hearingdogs.org.uk


Cambridgeshire Hearing Help: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk

Founded in 1978 under the name of Cambridge CAMTAD (Campaign for Tackling Acquired Deafness), our mission is to reduce the impact of hearing loss on people’s lives across Cambridgeshire.

Our dedicated team of 5 part-time staff and 115+ volunteers provide a range of services/activities to approx. 6,000 people with hearing loss, and their family and friends each year. These include:

43 free community-based NHS hearing aid maintenance sessions across the county. At these sessions we will clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss. All you need to do is find out what days and times your local sessions run, and drop-in. You do not need to make an appointment.

Free home/residential home NHS hearing aid visits for those who are housebound. If you are housebound, we can clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss, in your own home. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

Other free services we offer include:

  • NHS hearing aid batteries by post
  • Hearing loss awareness-raising talks to community groups
  • Lip-reading classes in Cambridge & signposting to other classes
  • Peer support & signposting to other peer support groups
  • Rewarding volunteering roles

Visit our website: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk or contact us directly to find out more:                                                       Tel: 01223 416141 Text: 07852 699196 Email: enquiries@cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk
Office opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 1.30pm (closed bank holidays)


Cambridgeshire Hearing Help’s Lip-reading Class: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk/classes-workshops/lip-reading-classes/

Do you have difficulties hearing? Do you have problems hearing against background noise? Many social gatherings are noisy and so make hearing difficult. Lip-reading is a way of understanding speech by visually interpreting the movements of the lips, face and tongue, and will help your hear better in challenging listening situations.

Free daytime lip-reading classes in Cambridge
Our free and friendly lip-reading class runs term-time on Thursdays, 1.30pm to 3.30pm, at St Andrew’s Baptist Church, 43 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AR. You can join any time in the term. BOOKING REQIRED.

For enquiries/to book your place, please contact Melanie Lombardi. Tel: 01223 416141, Text: 07852 699196, or email: enquiries@cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk

Other lip-reading classes in Cambridgeshire…

Evening lip-reading classes in Cambridge: Cambridgeshire County Council provides a lip-reading class on Wednesday evenings during term-time, 6.45pm to 8.45pm, at Mayfield Primary School, Warwick Road, Cambridge, CB4 3HN. There is a small yearly subscription fee.

For enquiries and bookings please contact Astrid Whiskin, Cambridgeshire County Council. Tel: 01223 703530, Email Astrid.Whiskin@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Day-time lip-reading classes in other areas of Cambridgeshire: Jennifer Holding runs the following lip-reading classes in other areas of Cambridgeshire. For enquiries and to book a place please contact Jennifer by telephone: 01354 740894 or email: hldjen@outlook.com

March: St Peters Church Hall March, High Street, March, PE15 9J (please enquire about times)

Ely: Mondays, 2.15pm to 4.15pm, St Peters Church Meeting Room, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH

Peterborough: Wednesdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Sweetbriar Lane Sheltered Housing, Sweetbriar Lane, Werrington, Peterborough, PE4 5EA

Huntingdon: Wednesdays, 2.15pm to 4.15pm, Market Inn, Market Hill, Huntingdon, PE29 3NJ

Chatteris: Fridays, 10am to 12pm, Quaker Way Sheltered Housing, Quaker Way, Chatteris, PE16 6PB

Free lip-reading practice website: Gloria McGregor runs a free lip-reading practice website, which includes practice videos: www.lipreadingpractice.co.uk


Action on Hearing Loss: https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

Action on Hearing Loss are the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK. There website contains comprehensive information, including general hearing loss information/resources, access to care and support services, assistive technology products to buy, access to British Sign Language (BSL) communication professionals, tinnitus support, access to benefits/concessions, and support for carers.

Information Line
Offering free confidential and impartial information on a whole range of subjects relating to deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Telephone: 0808 808 0123 (freephone)
Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (freephone)
SMS: 0780 0000 360
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk


Action on Hearing Loss offer a ‘check your hearing’ service over the telephone. Just dial 0844 800 3838 (charges apply). Alternatively, you can take the check online via this webpage: https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/hearing-health/check-your-hearing/


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