New equipment helps people with hearing loss

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Published:
11:45 a.m. October 6, 2022



It’s a new service that will change lives… make a huge difference for people aged over 50 in North and South Norfolk and Norwich with age-related hearing loss.

The charity Hear for Norfolk has been selected as the NHS hearing aid and hearing aid supplier and, with the generous support of Norwich Consolidated Charities, has purchased state-of-the-art hearing assessment equipment and recruited two experienced audiologists to provide the service from the charity’s office. in the city.


Photographs taken in the new Audiology room using the latest Hear Norfolk equipment
– Credit: Hear Norfolk

Hear for Norfolk (Norfolk Deaf Association) is a registered charity which has supported people with hearing loss for over 120 years. An organization we can all be so proud of.

It already has mobile facilities that travel around the county providing hearing assistance services – including servicing of NHS-issued hearing aids, ear otoscopy and earwax removal.

Aliona Derrett, Managing Director of Hear for Norfolk, said: “After so many years, and in response to many requests from our thousands of service users, we are delighted to now offer the full/complete package of services for people with hearing loss and other related conditions in Norfolk.


Photographs taken in the new Audiology room using the latest Hear Norfolk equipment

Photographs taken in the new Audiology room using the latest Hear Norfolk equipment
– Credit: Hear Norfolk

Plus emotional support and guidance, not to mention the wonderful Cuppa Care service.

“We look forward to welcoming people to this fantastic new service,” Aliona said.

David Hynes, chief executive of Norwich Charitable Trusts, said: “Norwich Consolidated Charities is very pleased to have been able to support this vital work. Smooth, unhindered communication is central to all of our lives, and hearing loss takes us away from so much.

“A professional hearing assessment and the provision of appropriate hearing aids can significantly improve this situation for many people and so it is vital that everyone who could benefit from it has access to it,” he said.

Peter Prinsley, Chairman of Hear for Norfolk and consultant ENT surgeon, added: ‘It’s great to see that the Norfolk Deaf Association, operating as Hear for Norfolk, can now test your hearing and provide you with free aids. NHS hearing aids.

“This complements the existing service for ear care, wax removal and hearing aid repairs and for the former there is a single first point of call for people with hearing problems in Norfolk who will undoubtedly benefit from this community provider of NHS services.”

* People aged 50 and over who are registered with a doctor’s practice in the central locality of the Norfolk & Waveney Integrated Care Board (North Norfolk, Norwich and South Norfolk) can self-refer to the service or can be referred by their GP for a hearing assessment and fitting of hearing aids by calling Hear for Norfolk in Norwich (01603) 404440 or emailing [email protected]

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