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, ear wax removal using microsuction, 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 effectively use their hearing aids

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


News & Events

Hear for Norfolk News
July 2023

Please click here to view our July Newsletter

Hearing Loss and the risk for Dementia

Researchers at the University of East Anglia in collaboration with Hear for Norfolk
ran a study to understand the views of hearing aid users on the link between hearing
loss and cognitive health. Cognitive health includes aspects such as memory,
attention and decision-making.

Please click here for more details.

Friends Lecture

The Friends of Hear for Norfolk have enjoyed an informative and thought provoking talk delivered by Michael Hornberger, Professor of Applied Dementia Research, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia on Thursday 27th April 2023. 

Prof Hornberger talked about  ‘Hearing loss and the risk for dementia’.  Please click here to see the presentation slides.  

Adult Audiology

We have successfully launched our new Adult Audiology Service (NHS funded hearing assessment and hearing aids fitting) at the beginning of September and are very pleased that many people have already benefited from this new service. 

If you believe that you have age related hearing loss, are age 50+ and are registered with a GP practice in the Central Locality (North Norfolk, Norwich and South Norfolk) of the Norfolk & Waveney Integrated Care Board then please contact us on 01603 404440 or e-mail audiology@hearfornorfolk.org.uk to book an appointment.   

You can self-refer to this service Or you can ask your GP to make a referral to us via the eRs.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Ear Otoscopy

We now offer an Ear Otoscopy service, aimed at screening for ear wax and other ear concerns. The screening will be performed by appropriately trained and experienced staff. Please call us on 01603 404440 to book an appointment.


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!


Hear For Norfolk are looking to expand our Board of Trustees. For more details, please click here.

Hear for Norfolk Hearing Support Service Report 2022

To view a PDF version of the 2022 Hear for Norfolk Hearing Support Service Report 2022, please click here.