Hearing Link

Let’s Hear team visits Northern Ireland

Our Let’s Hear team headed over to Northern Ireland recently to spread the word about our UK-wide initiative to improve hearing loops in public places. 

Earlier this month, around 10 Hearing Link volunteers from across Northern Ireland joined staff at Strandtown Church in Belfast for the introductory event.

It was a chance to learn more about Let’s Hear and how it is enhancing hearing in public places. Let’s Hear empowers local people everywhere to improve hearing experiences for themselves, in their own communities – from high-street retailers and hairdressers to banks and council offices, from cinemas to supermarkets, and beyond.

Our Let’s Hear team also demonstrated how a hearing loop works and the common problems users experience with them. It was also a chance for people who aren’t hearing aid users to check the quality of a loop using a hearing loop testing equipment.

Sarah Lynch, NI Project Manager, said: “The Let’s Hear event held in Belfast was a fantastic opportunity for new and seasoned volunteers to learn more about Loop systems, and hearing loss, especially in Northern Ireland. Volunteer’s left the event engaged and ready for the next steps; creating opportunities for public spaces and staff to be better prepared to serve those with hearing loss. The event was really informative and offering creative ways to help reach employers and educate them on the needs of those who live with hearing loss.”

To find out more about how you can get involved in Let’s Hear in Northern Ireland and across the rest of the UK, email enquiries@hearinglink.org.

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