Hearing Link Northern Ireland
Hearing Link has been working in Northern Ireland since 2013 and is rapidly building a team and the types of support we offer to people with hearing loss, their families and friends.
We have a regional office based in Lisburn, and deliver our key services, such as group and one-to-one support through our growing network of volunteers.
We also deliver community events and provide training to local organisations, both of which raise awareness of the practical and emotional challenges faced by those living with changes in their hearing.
With the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, we will deliver our Connect Hear NI programme across the country which aims to help more people reconnect with their families and communities, while embracing experiences that they are commonly excluded from.
Support from Hearing Link Northern Ireland
Members of our Helpdesk Responder Team have personal experience of hearing loss and provide a point of contact for information or support that you may require.
They are assisted by our Community Support Volunteers who are located across Northern Ireland and able to provide personal and practical advice to support you through your next steps.
We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team and can offer a wide variety of roles to match your skills, interest and availability. Anyone can apply to become a volunteer, whether you have a hearing loss, are the partner of someone with hearing loss or just want help out.
You can also choose to become a member of Hearing Link, or provide a donation towards our work. Either way you will be providing a hugely valuable contribution, by helping to ensure that we can meet the needs of people with hearing loss now and well in to the future.
We are always looking for opportunities to engage with our local communities by giving talks or providing information about the impacts of hearing loss.
Get in touch
Our office address is Hearing Link Northern Ireland, 23 Enterprise House, Lisburn Enterprise Centre, Enterprise Crescent, Lisburn, Co Antrim BT28 2BP.
For further information about any of the activities described on this page please email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 07534 563451.
We look forward very much to hearing from you!
The Connect Hear NI Steering Group held their first meeting on the 24 January 2019. This new dynamic ‘Dream Team’ bring a wealth of experience and skills to the table and are keen to make positive changes for those with hearing loss across Northern Ireland.
Other useful organisations in NI
The Sensory Support Team provide social work, technical aid and rehabilitation for service users with hearing loss, sight loss or dual sensory loss from age 18 upwards living in Belfast.
The Northern Trust is provides health and social care services across four council areas (Antrim and Newtownabbey District, Causeway Coast and Glens District, Mid and East Antrim District and Mid Ulster District).
The Trust provides health and social care services across the local government districts of Ards, North Down, Down and Lisburn.
The Southern Health and Social Care Trust provides health and social care services across the five council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Dungannon, and Newry and Mourne.
The Western Health and Social Care Trust provides health and social care services across the super council areas of Strabane and Derry City, Fermanagh and Omagh District and a portion of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.
Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair.
TheatreNI offers a captioning service to increase access to theatre and the performing arts for deaf or hard of hearing audience members.
A list of useful groups, clubs and not for profit organisations in the UK that may be of interest to adults with hearing loss, their friends and families.