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NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2017

Our latest Newsletter is now available to view online – please click the below link to view:

Newsletter August 2017

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All Ears’ Living with Hearing Loss Information Sessions – Countywide

Free to attend ‘All Ears’ events will take place at various locations over the next few months. Any person living with hearing loss can come along to these free and informative events.

People who are new to NHS hearing aids will find it particularly beneficial, though established users, friends and carer’s are welcome to attend and find out more about the services and help available.

Hearing Help Essex, a registered not for profit charity assists people with acquired hearing loss. There are more than 11 million people in the UK with some degree of hearing loss and a quarter of a million people in Essex alone have some degree of hearing difficulty, which can come about for all sorts of reasons, making day-to-day communication far less easy.

Practical information, advice and guidance on how best to adjust to wearing NHS hearing aids and managing hearing loss will be made available. There will also be the opportunity to learn more about assistive equipment and the benefits of technology that can really help.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance.  If we are not yet running a session near to you, please do email to express your interest in attending and we can contact you when we have more venues secured.

Upcoming events will take place:

Tuesday 17th October 2017 3pm-4:30pm Chelmsford – Christ Church URC

Monday 23rd October 2017 3pm-5pm Southend University Hospital Education Centre

Thursday 30th November 2017 3pm-5pm Basildon University Hospital Education Centre

Thursday 1st February 2018 3pm-5pm Basildon University Hospital Education Centre

Tuesday 15th May 2018 3pm-5pm Basildon University Hospital Education Centre

Epping & Colchester dates TBC

It’s easy to make a reservation:

Call 01245 496347; Text 07950 406173; or Email: help@hearinghelpessex.org.uk.

Hearing Help Essex is committed in making a provision of support that will help people with hearing loss to make life easier. www.hearinghelpessex.org.uk

Reg. Charity Number: 1113498.

 

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OFFICE MOVE

From Thursday 13th July our office address will be:

Suite 2,

158 Moulsham Street

Chelmsford

CM2 0LD

There is likely to be some disruption in the service we can provide for a couple of days, but we aim to keep that to a minimum. Our telephone numbers remain the same. Please note our new office is on the first floor and there is no lift.

 

 

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Sensory Awareness Day: Basildon Library

Wednesday 31st May 2017 – Free To Attend

A free and informative Sensory Awareness day, will take place at Basildon Library on Wednesday 31st May from 10.30am-14.30pm.  Members of the community are invited to ‘drop-in’ between these times.

Hearing and sight loss impacts on people’s lives in all sorts of ways, with practical, social and emotional challenges being faced on a daily basis. The day aims to attract families, friends, carer’s or anyone with hearing or sight loss, living in Basildon or nearby, wanting to find out more about the services and help available to them.

Hearing Help Essex, a registered Charity that exists to assist people with acquired hearing loss is bringing together key sensory partners on the day, including the Royal Association for the Deaf, (RAD) Basis South Essex, Essex Cares (ECL) and the DWP.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet local advisers who can assist with practical advice, information and guidance on hearing and sight loss, whatever the issue. There will also be a range of assistive equipment on display, so people can learn more about the benefits of a variety of devices that can help. All are welcome to attend.

Basildon Library, situated in a prime location in Basildon Centre, St. Martin’s Square, is an already active hub supporting sensory services to help raise awareness, and open to anyone in need of help. The current activities include:

  • RAD (Royal Association for the Deaf) – In the Library, weekly, every Wednesday. 10am-4pm.  www.royaldeaf.org.uk
  • Hearing Aid Batteries: Users of NHS Hearing Aids can now obtain new supplies of hearing aid batteries from Basildon Library, available daily at the Welcome Desk, on presentation of NHS Audiology Record Book, or new style card as proof.
  • In nearby Pitsea Library, Hearing Help Essex, Hearing Aid Support Service, is open to NHS Hearing Aid User’s needing help with re-tubing and maintenance. This takes place in the Library, first Wednesday of every month, 10.30am-12.30pm.

 

OFFICE MOVE

From Thursday 13th July our office address will be:

Suite 2,

158 Moulsham Street

Chelmsford

CM2 0LD

There is likely to be some disruption in the service we can provide for a couple of days, but we aim to keep that to a minimum. Our telephone numbers remain the same.

 

Newsletter January 2017