Hearing Loss Support volunteers provide information, advice and practical support to all hearing aid users in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.
Our volunteers are trained by NHS Audiology Service and as most of them are hearing aid wearers themselves they know from personal experience about adjusting to a hearing impairment.
Our Volunteers can spend as much time as is needed to ensure people know how to make best use of their hearing aids in all sorts of everyday situations. We can offer this support through:
- Home visits - someone will come and see you in your own home
- Residential and Care home visits- to provide help to individual residents
- Drop In Clinics around the county
- Effective Hearing Programmes
If you would like to find out more please contact us on: 01743 342168 or email email@example.com
Thank you to Sarabec Ltd Access to Sound, who have donated a mobile loop system to support our Hearing & Sight loss groups
Hearing Aid Repair Clinicsmore
If you need help with your hearing aid, and you have obtained your aid through the hospital audiology service, you can attend one of their community clinics across the county. Please click here for details.
All appointments must be booked in advance unless it is a designated drop-in clinic for hearing aid repairs and maintenance.
In addition Shropshire RCC facilitate a number of volunteer led drop-clinics around the county:
Church Stretton: Mayfair Centre on the 1st Friday of the month from 10-12
Bridgnorth: Hospital League of Friends Coffee Shop on the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month from 10-12
Oswestry: Library on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 10-12
Ludlow: Helena Lane 2nd Monday of the month from 10-12.
Shrewsbury: Louise House, Meole Brace, from 10-12 on 1st Tuesday every 3rd month from February 2020
Shrewsbury: Bayston Hill, Christ Church, from 10 - 12 on the 2nd Tuesday every third month from March 2020
Shrewsbury: Library, Castle Gates from 10 - 12 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
Ford: West View Sheltered Housing on Butt Lane, from 10-12 on 5th March, 4th June, 3rd September, 3rd December 2020
Craven Arms: Community Room, Lambeth Close from 10-12 on the 1st Monday every other month from February 2020
Bishops's Castle : Hospital from 1.30 - 3 Mondays on 17th February, 18th May, 17th August, 16th November 2020
Wellington: Citizens Advice Bureau, Tan Bank from 10-12 on the 1st Wednesday of the month
Cleobury Mortimer: St Mary's Place Community Room from 2-4 on the 1st Wednesday of the month
Wem: Library, High Street from 10-12 noon on 3rd Thursday of each month
Madeley: Court Street Medical Practice from 10-12 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
Whitchurch: Whitchurch Library from 10-12 on the 2nd Friday of the month
Market Drayton: Library from 10-12 on the 4th Wednesday of each month
Sutton Hill: Medical Practice, Maythorne Close from 2-4 1st and 3rd Friday of each month
Drop-in clinics are suitable for people who need to have their earmould retubed, simple hearing aid repairs or batteries. If there are multiple or more complex issues then we advise you contact NHS Audiology for an appointment.
Effective Hearing Programmes more
The Effective Hearing Programme will help you make the most of wearing your hearing aid. Everyone in Shropshire who uses a NHS hearing aid is offered a free place on this informal and friendly course. The course covers: how the ear works; adjusting to your hearing aid: care and maintenance of your hearing aid; demonstration of useful equipment such as loops and telephones; explains about services available; tinnitus and coping strategies; communication tips for day to day situations; access to work and useful resources and organisations. We encourage you to bring a family member or friend as the course will also be very relevant to them. All our EHP tutors have personal experience of hearing loss.
The programme runs from 9.30 am to 1 pm and you will need to attend the whole session The course is FREE to attend and complimentary drinks are provided. If you would like to attend one of these courses, please use the application form below to book a place, telephone 01743 342168 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Effective Hearing Programme events include:
April 21st Wem Baptist Church
May 28th Ellesmere Lakelands School
People that have been on the course said ....
"Very good course, very informative and well run."
"A very informative and useful day. Thank you very much indeed."
"Enjoyed the day, especially the interaction with others having similar problems."
Lip Reading more
If you would like to attend a free 10 week lip-reading course please e-mail email@example.com or telephone 01743 261 482
Deaf N Able - Tom Kane
Email firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 07810524054
In the Loop - Sally Joyner
Email email@example.com; phone 07905 955841
Hard of Hearing Groups more
These groups enable people with hearing impairment to meet others and share experiences. They provide much needed information and support on all aspects of hearing loss within a relaxed group setting. They also arrange speakers and outings throughout the year.
Groups meet in:
Ludlow - First Monday of the month
Market Drayton - First Monday of the month
Shrewsbury - Second Monday of the month
Telford - First Tuesday of the month
Whitchurch - First Tuesday of the month
Please contact us on 01743 342168 for more information.
There are a number of roles available to volunteers with our Hearing Loss Support service. These include visiting people in their own homes or in care homes to provide support and help to enable people to feel confident in using their hearing aids. Some people need regular visits to be able to maintain the effective use of their aids.
Volunteers also help at NHS repair clinics.
Volunteers receive full training and support through NHS Audiology and Shropshire RCC and are often hearing aid users themselves.
If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with us please ring 01743 342168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Action on Hearing Loss: http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk
NHS Shrewsbury and Telford Audiology Services: http://www.sath.nhs.uk/services/audiology/default.aspx
Shropshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum: http://www.shropshiredeafandhardofhearing.org.uk/
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People: http://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/
Sensory Impairment information, Telford & Wrekin: http://telford.mylifeportal.co.uk/sensory_impairments.aspx
Sensory Impairment information, Shropshire: http://shropshire.gov.uk/disability-information/sensory-impairment/
Signal, Signal works to empower deaf people and people with hearing loss both in the UK and overseas: http://hub.signal.org.uk/
Shropshire Disability Network http://shropshire-disability.net/
Webpage last updated September 2017