Exhibitors announced for Bucks info day
Not long to go now until our final Hearing Information Day that takes place at our home in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire next month (September).
Our Hearing Information Days are for anyone with hearing loss, their families, and friends to find out more about the charity and how we can support you on your hearing loss journey.
We are looking forward to welcoming along familiar and new friends to this free event on Friday 29 September at The Grange – our southern training centre.
We are delighted to welcome some fantastic exhibitors to this event – Aston Hearing Services, Help in Hearing, Speaksee, Advanced Bionics, Resound, Buckinghamshire Adult Learning, Thames Valley Police – Deaf Link Officer, and Association of Lipspeakers.
Aston Hearing Services was established in 1989, and are a family run, independent business that has, over the last 30 years grown organically to offer boutique audiology and hearing aid services from practices throughout the Chiltern’s in Bucks and Oxon. With decades of experience, working with the very latest in hearing aid technology and specialists in microsuction ear wax removal, we support people and their families with all their ear and hearing concerns, including a unique children’s hearing screening and advice service.
Aston Hearing will be providing free hearing checks on the day, so come along and get your ears checked by their fantastic team!
Serving the Chilterns and Thames valley area alongside sister company Aston Hearing, Help in Hearing have practices in Farnham Common, Marlow and Henley. Our team five audiologists and an ENT trained aural care practitioner have exceptional audiological knowledge and experience in all aspects of hearing and ear care, with an emphasis on the latest technology, independent advice and bespoke solutions to suit all hearing needs.
Our friendly, but highly professional approach has earned us life-long client relationships built on trust, reliability and continuity of care.
Help in Hearing will be working alongside Aston Hearing to provide free hearing and ear health checks on the day. We look forward to meeting you.
Speaksee is the world’s first microphone Kit specially designed for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Using AI technology, Speaksee creates very accurate live subtitles that can be used for group conversations with captions displayed in different colours to make it easy to see who is speaking. Speaksee is entirely portable and all background noises are carefully eliminated to ensure you get great subtitles in any situation. Adam will be on hand throughout the day to give live demonstrations and answer questions. There will be a few spare kits available for you to come and try out yourself!
On the stand you’ll be able to meet PCSO Steve Smith the Reading DEAF Link Officer and get friendly accessible advice and information on the following:
- How to register your mobile phone to the national Emergency text number to contact the Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance Service and Coastguard.
- The British Transport Emergency text number and Rail Guard App.
- How to report Hate Crime and using the 101 online number to report low level issues
- Home security and online safety advice regarding SCAMS
- LGBTQ+ Support Team contact details
PCSO Smith will also provide give reassuring advice about how to engage confidently with the Police if you are deaf or have hearing loss.
Do you have a query about your hearing loss or our services? Our Helpdesk team is here to provide answers.
Are you considering cochlear implants for yourself, a loved one or child? Or do you already have, or support someone with an Advanced Bionics cochlear implant?
Visit us at our stand to:
- Find out if cochlear implants are right for you or your loved one
- Find out more about AB technology and accessories
- Meet AB cochlear implant wearers and talk to them about their experiences
- Discuss what support and resources are available to you and your family.
ReSound is part of The GN Group, the global leader in intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible.
We place people with hearing loss at the heart of everything we do, and we strive to develop hearing aid solutions that help people rediscover hearing so they can live rich, active and fulfilling lives.
Visit our stand to:
- Meet some of our team
- Find out more about the latest hearing aids and accessories
- Experience our technology via product demos.
Buckinghamshire Adult Learning provides inclusive learning opportunities to promote wellbeing and inspire those living or working in Buckinghamshire. As part of this, we have offered Lip Reading and Level 1 and 2 British Sign Language courses at our bespoke centres across the county for over twenty years, all taught by fully qualified tutors in an informal, relaxed and mutually supportive environment.
Choose from one-day workshops, five week beginners sign language courses, eleven week lip reading courses (non-qualification) and 33 week sign language courses (Signature qualification).
Visit our stand for help and advice on which of our courses would best suit your needs – is it time to get started on your journey?
Lipspeaking in England was created over 75 years ago as a ‘platform skill’. It was initially a communication tactic for including everyone at the local hard of hearing clubs in Darlington in the Northeast. Through the years it has progressed to becoming a recognised professional skill with a register of qualified lipspeakers being held by NRCPD which is the registration body for communication practioners.
In 1992 the Association of Lipspeakers (ALS) was borne out of the need for a professional membership to serve as a collegial support network to represent lipspeakers. The aim of the ALS is to promote lipspeaking and its good practice whilst encouraging the further development of lipspeaking as a communication service.
To date there are currently only 48 qualified and registered lipspeakers of which the majority can offer some sign to support the lipspoken message. However, pure lipspeaking is our forte. We work hard as an association to try and promote the huge benefits of lipspeaking and can point to many who have valued the specialized communication services which we offer.
Phonak is dedicated to preserving social, emotional and physical life quality by opening new acoustic worlds. We believe that well-hearing equates to well-being and this is essential for living life to the fullest.
Today we offer the broadest portfolio of innovative hearing solutions. And, together with our hearing care professionals, we keep on focusing on what matters most: improving speech understanding, changing people’s lives and having a positive effect on society as a whole.
Visit our stand to find out more about our broad range of hearing solutions and how they can benefit you.
To find out what else is taking place at our Hearing Information Day, read more here.
If you haven’t booked your place already for this wonderful event, there are only very limited places left – book your free place here.