We know how daunting it can be when you experience changes in your hearing. That’s why we created our LinkUps, free support groups that have been designed by people with lived experience of hearing loss, for others with hearing loss and their families and friends.

Our LinkUps are delivered in the following ways:

  • LinkUp Groups (in person): These are for groups of up to 16 people in a residential setting and usually take place over a weekend. Speech-to-text reporting is provided.
  • LinkUp Online (virtual): For smaller groups of up to eight people via a secure, easy-to-use online platform. Live captioning and speech-to-text reporting are provided.

The aim of our groups is simple. LinkUps are a chance to explore the challenges of living with hearing loss, share solutions and find out about technology or equipment that can make life a little bit easier.

Who will benefit from attending a LinkUp?

LinkUps will be of interest to anyone whose life has been affected by hearing loss. This includes anyone whose hearing has deteriorated to the point where it is causing them difficulties.

Our LinkUps also includes relatives, partners, or friends of someone with hearing loss, because we know that hearing loss in the family, affects all family members, and everyone needs support to find a new way forward.

For this reason, we encourage participants to sign-up as a pair. The programme offers everyone the opportunity to explore their own challenges, and to understand better each other’s perspective.

It is of benefit for those with recent hearing loss; but also, for those who have lived with hearing loss for many years or longer.

Find out more

To find out more about the type of LinkUps we offer, please take a look at our LinkUp Groups and LinkUp Online pages.

To add your name to the waiting list please complete our short form and we will be in touch soon. If you would like to know more before starting the application process, please contact our Helpdesk or email

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