We recently had the pleasure of meeting some of the incredible team at Hear for Norfolk, a charitable company founded in 1898.
Based in Thorpe St Andrew in Norwich, Hear for Norfolk is the working name for Norfolk Deaf Association whose work aims to improve the lives of young people and adults of all ages in Norfolk with all degrees of hearing loss.
Hear for Norfolk provide personal, emotional and practical support, including hearing aid maintenance, ear wax removal, information on hearing loss and training for organisations and businesses looking to provide more support for their customers and employees.
The charity’s core services include:
Aural Care Services – expert, professional ear wax removal using microsuction (£50 fee, ages 10 & over) & ear otoscopy to screen for ear health issues
Adult Audiology – NHS-funded hearing tests and assessments for people aged 50+ with age-related hearing loss
Hearing Support Services – hearing aid maintenance, repairs & fitting for NHS-issued hearing aids
Many of their services are free of charge and patients can either be referred by their GP or can self-refer to get help with their hearing health and wellbeing as soon as possible (provided that they are registered with Medical Practices in the Central Locality of Norfolk & Waveney ICB).
The team also runs mobile community clinics visiting several Norfolk towns and villages, to provide Aural Care & Hearing Support Services (on an appointment only basis).
Did you know? Around one-third of adults over the age of 65 have some degree of hearing loss. It can impair quality of life by causing loneliness, social isolation, loss of independence, frustration, cognitive decline and communication issues.
If you would like to make an appointment with Hear for Norfolk for their Audiology Services, please visit https://www.hearfornorfolk.org.uk/ email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 404440
Hear for Norfolk are also looking for volunteers, trustees and fundraisers – please visit https://www.hearfornorfolk.org.uk/supporting-us/ for more information.