Hearing Link

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  • Hearing Link is a UK-wide charity for people with hearing loss, their families and friends.
    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.

    Hearing Link and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Merger

    We are delighted to announce that Hearing Link has merged with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People following the public announcement on 18th July 2017 at the Hearing Dogs AGM, attended by our joint Royal Patron, HRH The Princess Royal. The merger formally took place on 1st August 2017.

    As we all know only too well, in common with many small charities the challenging and competitive fundraising environment has proved extremely difficult for Hearing Link. By merging with Hearing Dogs, and incorporating Hearing Link as a distinct service within the larger charity, we have secured the future of our work and can plan with confidence to deliver our life-changing services to ever increasing numbers of people.

    Lorraine Gailey, Chief Executive of Hearing Link, says: “Our values and aims are so closely aligned, it was a natural move for us to come together to create a stable future for Hearing Link, where we can reach even more people and their families, offering even better support for as long as they need us.”

    Become a loop checker
    Hearing Link volunteer Craig Fisher testing the loop at Tesco, Banbridge.
    Hearing Link’s Let’s Hear initiative (formerly Let’s Loop the UK) aims to harness the energy and enthusiasm of Hearing Link volunteers to both raise the profile of loop systems in public places and improve their effectiveness.

    We are recruiting volunteers who use hearing aids or cochlear implants with ‘T’ settings, to carry out checks in their local communities in places such as hospitals, theatres, shops, offices and banks. Loop listeners can also be provided so non-hearing aid users can also take part.

    The information gathered will also be used to encourage retailers and providers of public services, to improve accessibility for people who are hard of hearing. It will also help us to generate greater understanding of hearing loop technology amongst hearing aid users.

    To get involved in our campaign please email enquiries@hearinglink.org or call/text 07526 123255.

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