Northern Ireland

LinkUp Groups are back!

If you live with hearing loss, you’re not alone… and our popular LinkUp Groups are back in 2022, to help you manage your hearing journey. LinkUp Groups are free two-day support groups for people with hearing loss. They are designed and run by people with lived and professional experience of hearing loss. For the past […]

Deaf Awareness in the NHS: share your views

Make your views knownA research project at the University of Cambridge is seeking input from people with hearing loss, or parents/carers of people with hearing loss, about their NHS experiences. The study is being led by a group of patients and clinicians working to improve the way NHS staff work and communicate with people who have a hearing […]

New members sought for Northern Ireland Coalition on Deafness

The Northern Ireland Coalition on Deafness is encouraging more D/deaf organisations to become members. The group, which Hearing Link and Hearing Dogs is part of, is dedicated to making Northern Ireland accessible for those who are deaf, have hearing loss, are deafblind, or who live with tinnitus. If your organisation is a not-for-profit and works […]

Have your say on future of disability support fund – Northern Ireland

Views are being sought by the  Independent Living Fund (ILF) – the public body that provides financial support to help disabled people live independently – for disabled people and their care networks to share their views on the future of the fund in Northern Ireland. 438 people across Northern Ireland currently receive ILF support to […]

New lipreading classes to begin in Portadown

Ramona, Les and Anne MaddillThe Banbridge Lipreading group will start a new 8-week lipreading course in Portadown from next month (March). The class will be held at CherryTrees Resource Centre, Edenberry Gardens, BT63 5EA from Tuesday 17th March from 2pm-4pm. The classes are free and are a good opportunity to socialise with others who have hearing loss. A further […]

Northern Ireland team raises awareness at information event

Our team from Northern Ireland were out and about in Belfast recently, raising awareness of our services. Sue Benham, our Technical Officer, was joined by volunteer Christine Martin for the Health and Wellbeing event in Belfast Central Library. There was a chance for attendees to learn more about our services and equipment that could support […]

Beneficiaries share their experiences of hearing loss

Hearing Link videoHearing Link volunteers and staff in Northern Ireland have been sharing their emotional hearing loss journeys in a new video. A number of programme beneficiaries, volunteers and staff members were interviewed for the production, sharing the impact that our support has had on their lives. Interviewees were asked about their feelings, before receiving our specialist support, and […]

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