Coronavirus Update

SERVICES UPDATE – 9th September 2020

We are pleased to confirm that we continue to offer all the practical support and advice that we can, during these challenging times, as follows:

Hearing Support Service (hearing aids maintenance)

We are re-opening our community based and mobile hearing aid maintenance clinics, on appointments base only, adhering to the current safety guidelines. Please check the Timetables page to find out the locations and dates for out clinics and then contact us on 01603 404440 or nda@hearfornorfolk.org.uk to make an appointment and obtain the information on the safety process to be followed during the appointment.

We will continue sending hearing aid supplies where possible and whilst stock allows, provide guidance to carers or family members on how to replace the tubes, domes and batteries and in exceptional circumstances, and when possible, organise for a volunteer to carry out a ‘door step’ home visit and undertake the maintenance, following social distancing guidelines and using appropriate personal protective equipment.

Aural Care Service (ear wax removal using microsuction)

This service is running as usual, on appointments basis for both, GP referrals (patients that are registered with medical practices in Central Norfolk, North Norfolk and South Norfolk) and self – referrals. We are also very pleased that from the 6th October 2020 we will be running an Ear Care Mobile Clinic from a number of locations across Norfolk. For more information on dates and locations please read the Timetables page. We are operating enhanced infection control measures, use personal protective equipment, carry out the screening of patients and adhere to social distancing guidelines when running our clinics. Please contact appointments@hearfornorfolk.org.uk or ring 01603 404440 for further information and/or to make an appointment.

Welcome to Hear for Norfolk

Hear for Norfolk is the working name for Norfolk Deaf Association (NDA), a charitable company founded in 1898.

Our work aims to improve the lives of young people and adults of all ages in Norfolk with all degrees of hearing loss. We achieve this by offering personal, emotional and practical support, undertaking hearing aid maintenance, providing information on hearing loss and related conditions, and training.

The key outcomes we are striving to achieve for our service users are:

  • Reduction in feeling of loneliness and isolation, contributing to improved well-being and quality of life.
  • Ability to communicate with others, thus building on their confidence and self-esteem.
  • Ability to remain active in their work, education or social activities.Ability to remain active in their work, education or social activities.

Please visit our ‘Support Hear for Norfolk’ pages to see how you may be able to help us, donate or get involved.

 

News & Events

we are recruiting!

Hear for Norfolk are looking for an Aural Care  Practitioner/Nurse & an Aural Care Mobile Clinic Assistant/Driver. For more details visit our ‘Work for us‘ page.

New Volunteers required for the Hearing Support and Befriending Service.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please get in touch by calling 01603 404440 for further details. Thank you. We hope to meet you soon!

Thank You!

We would like to thank all those that donated to the Aural Care Mobile Clinic – the target has been reached, we purchased the vehicle and currently are very close to completing the conversion. The Aural Care Mobile Clinic is scheduled to be on the road from the 6th October 2020. Please go the Timetables page for the locations and dates. We look forward to seeing you at our new mobile Ear Care Clinic!