Welcome to CDA Hearing Help, part of Cambridgeshire Deaf Association

We have been delivering services for local people with hearing loss since 1978. Originally we provided them under the name of CAMTAD and then later Cambridgeshire Hearing Help CIO. On 1st April 2022 they transferred to Cambridgeshire Deaf Association who support and will sustain the original mission of: reducing the impact of hearing loss on people’s lives across Cambridgeshire.

Our dedicated team of 4 part-time staff and over 50 volunteers continue to provide a range of information, advice and NHS hearing aid maintenance and battery supply services to thousands of local people with hearing loss, and their family and carers each year.

For more information about the merger, please visit CDA’s website.

Please on book every 3 months if you have a mould, or every 6 months if you have an open fit.

For batteries you don’t need to book an appointment, just turn up.

Please book an appointment online here or call 01223 416141

You may attend the session without an appointment however we cannot guarantee we will be able to service your hearing aid.  For Batteries please just turn up.

We are no longer able to take bookings over the phone. If, for any reason, you are unable to book your appointment online, please arrive on the day in the middle of the session and we will do our best to see you.

Postal battery service no longer available.
Now the pandemic is over, we no longer post batteries out. You can get them from your hearing aid provider, which will be Specsavers, Audiology or you can come along to one of our Hearing Aid Maintenance Drop ins.

Our 2024 opening dates are as follows:

  • Bar Hill From February, 1st Wednesday of the month, 10am – 12 noon: Bar Hill Church, Meeting Room, Viking Way, Bar Hill CB23 8EH
  • Cambourne Hub 1st Tuesday of the month, 10am-12 noon:  Cambourne Hub, High Street, Great Cambourne CB23 6GW.
  • Chatteris King Edward Community Centre 2nd Wednesday of the month, 2pm-3.30pm: King Edward Community Centre, King Edward’s Road, Chatteris, PE16 6NG.
  • Cottenham Community Centre 2nd Thursday of the month, 2.00pm-3.30pm: Cottenham Community Centre, 250A High Street, Cottenham CB24 8RZ.
  • Comberton the last session will be December 2023 : Please visit Cambourne or Melbourn sessions instead.
  • Ely Library 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am-12 noon: Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely CB7 4ZH. 
  • Fulbourn Library 3rd Thursday of the month, 10am-12 noon: The Swifts Meeting Room & Library, Haggis Gap, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5HD.
  • Gamlingay Baptist Church  3rd Wednesday of the month, 10am to 12 noon.  March 20th, June 19th, September 18th and December 18th.
  • Girton Baptist Church 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm-3.30pm: Baptist Church 103 High Street, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0QQ.
  • Great Shelford Free Church 1st Thursday of the month, 10am-12 noon: Great Shelford Free Church, Ashen Green, Great Shelford, CB22 5EY.
  • Huntingdon Library 4th Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm-3.30pm: Huntingdon Library (First Floor), Princes Street, Huntingdon PE29 3PA. There will be no session in December 2024. 
  • Meadows Community Centre Cambridge 4th Thursday of the month, 10am-11.30am: Meadows Community Centre, 299 Arbury Road, Cambridge CB4 2JL. There will be no session in December 2024.
  • Melbourn Community Centre 4th Thursday of the month, 1.30pm-3.30pm: Vicarage Close Community Room, Melbourn SG8 6DY.There will be no session in December 2024.
  • Sawston Community Hall 3rd Tuesday every month, 10am-12 noon: Chapelfield Way Community Hall, Sawston CB22 3GB (entrance drive opposite Bellbird Primary School in Link Road).
  • Soham Library 1st Monday of the month, 10am-12 noon: Soham Library, 5/7 Clay Street, Soham CB7 5HJ.
  • St Ives Library 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9.30am-11.30 noon: St Ives Library, 4 Library Row, Station Road, St Ives PE27 5BW.
  • St Neots Priory Centre 4th Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm-3.30pm: Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots PE19 2BH. There will be no session in December 2024. 
  • Whittlesey Library 4th Tuesday of the month, 10am-11.30am: Whittlesey Library, 31-35 Market Lane, Whittlesey PE7 1BA. There will be no session in December 2024.

To book an appointment : Use our online service at www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org

Or turn up to any Hearing Aid Maintenance session, details are on our website.

At the session you will also be able to make your next appointment

Or Call 01223 416141


Please collect from any Hearing Aid Maintenance session, no need to book.

You can also collect batteries from any Cambridgeshire Mobile Library

The closest library to you can be found on the Cambridgeshire County Council website. www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk


Please consider donating to the charity as without constant support the charity cannot continue its vital work out in our communities.

To donate either

Send a cheque payable to Cambridgeshire Deaf Association.

Postal address : 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge CB1 3NH

Online at www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk

In person at any of our Hearing Aid Maintenance Sessions

Please consider also becoming a regular donor by setting up a standing order via our website

We can then plan for our future help throughout Cambridgeshire.

If you need your NHS hearing aids cleaned and retubed, and require batteries, you can book an appointment to one of our Hearing Aid Maintenance (HAM) centres. Find out about the HAM centre nearest to you.

If you are housebound or living in a residential home, we can arrange for your your NHS hearing aids to cleaned and re-tubed, and supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries. Find out how to get in touch with us.

Our volunteers are the backbone of our organisation and we offer comprehensive training and a wide range of highly rewarding volunteer roles. Find out more about the opportunities available.

We run free lip-reading classes in Cambridge and signpost to other online resources/ lip-reading classes in the county.

We offer peer support and social meets to help you cope better with your hearing loss and feel less isolated, and signpost to other similar groups/activities in the county. Find out more.

We rely on support from individuals, community groups, companies, charitable trusts and foundations to keep our services running. Discover ways you can support us, including taking part in a sponsored event, making a one-off or regular donation, or leaving a gift in your Will.

Latest News from Cambridgeshire Hearing Help:

Client Satisfaction Survey Report
– we wish to thank everyone who took the time to complete a questionnaire and comment on our services: the batteries by post service and at our Hearing Aid Maintenance Centres. We are delighted to see how high the satisfaction is with both of our services. The full survey report can be found here. 

CHH Spring Newsletter 2022

CHH Autumn Newsletter 2021

CHH Summer Newsletter 2021