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All Ears! Living with Hearing Loss Events 2019

After a successful year of presentations in 2018, Outreach worker Julie Leggett has now planned the delivery of these informative and free sessions across the County for 2019, adding new sessions in Saffron Walden, Epping and Colchester. These sessions are delivered as part of our Hearability project which we run in partnership with the Royal Association for Deaf People and Support 4 Sight under a grant from ECL Sensory Service and Essex County Council.

These free to attend, friendly and informal presentations are for anyone living with hearing loss and their relatives/carers, and provide practical information, advice and guidance on how to best adjust to wearing hearing aids and managing hearing loss. Places are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting the Resource Centre on 01245 496347 or by emailing help@hearinghelpessex.org.uk.

Town Venue Dates 2019
Chelmsford 14:30-16:30 Room 3, Christ Church URC,64 New London Rd,CM2 0AW
  • Thursday 14th February
  • Thursday 16th May
  • Thursday 19th September
Basildon15:00-17:00 Basildon HospitalRobert Brown Postgraduate Education Centre,Nethermayne, Basildon,SS16 5NL
  • Thursday 31st January
  • Wednesday 20th March
  • Thursday 23rd May
  • Wednesday 18th September
  • Wednesday 20th November

 

Epping15:00-17:00 St Margaret’s Hospital, Boardroom, Spencer Close, Epping, CM16 6TN
  • Monday 11th March
  • Tuesday 25th June
  • Tuesday 10th September
Southend15:00-17:00 Southend University Hospital The Education Centre Seminar Room, Prittlewell Chase,SS0 0RY
  • Monday 4th February
  • Monday 29th April
  • Monday 10th June

 

Colchester14:00-16:00 North Colchester Healthcare Centre, Colchester Primary Care Centre, Turner RoadColchester, CO4 5JR
  • Monday 25th March
  • Monday 24th June
  • Monday 23rd September

 

Saffron Walden14:15-15:15 The Garden Room, Saffron Walden Day Centre, 3 Hill Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1EH
  • Tuesday 14th May
  • Tuesday 8th October


Are you able to distribute flyers or posters for these events in your area?

Perhaps at your GP or local Church?

We need your help to publicise these informative events.

If so, please contact Janet Newman in the Hearing Help Office who will post you some flyers and posters. Janet.newman@hearinghelpessex.org.uk or 01245 496347

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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.

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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.

 

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