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 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.
Video about Connect Hear NI
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.
Northern Ireland Coalition on Deafness group
Hearing Link is part of the Northern Ireland Coalition on Deafness group. This campaigning group is dedicated to making Northern Ireland accessible for those who are Deaf, have hearing loss, are Deafblind, and who have Tinnitus.
Get in touch
Our office address is Hearing Link Northern Ireland, 23 Enterprise House, Lisburn Enterprise Centre, Enterprise Crescent, Lisburn, Co Antrim BT28 2BP.
We look forward very much to hearing from you!
Other useful organisations in NI
Sensory Support Teams work across the various Health and Social Care Trust areas of Northern Ireland. They work with people who are deaf, hard of hearing, partially sighted, visually impaired or have a Dual Sensory Loss.
This subtitled video provides further information on the Northern Ireland Sensory Support Service.
Links to the Sensory Support information for each trust area are listed below:
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). This is the information and contact page for the sensory support team based within this trust.
The Trust provides health and social care services across the local government districts of Ards, North Down, Down and Lisburn. This is the information and contacts page for the sensory support team based within this trust.
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. This page has information and contacts for the sensory services team within that trust.
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.