Readers may be interested in the organisations below:
If you are seeking a lipreading class in central England (Warwickshire) try CELST who run a variety of lipreading courses.
Leicester Deaf Action Group (LDAG): Is a self-help organisation for deaf people offering help with sign language, interpreters and social groups for BSL users. They offer regular signed church services. Address: 12 Frog Island, Leicester. Tel - 0116 253 2571. E-mail - email@example.com.
Nottinghamshire Deaf Society: Runs a Community Centre which hosts a range of activities and services including English/BSL Interpretation, qualified lip speakers, Welfare Rights Advice, courses in BSL and Lip Reading, Older Persons Group, Social and recreational activities. Address: 22 Forest Road West, Nottingham, NG7 4EQ. Tel: 0115 970 0516
Action Deafness: Is a major Leicestershire charity for Deaf people. It offers regional and national community support and local groups for deaf and hard of hearing people. It is a provider of on-line sign language interpreting services. Address: Peepul Centre, Leicester, LE4 6DP Tel: 0844 593 8440
Hearing Link: Is the national charity for people with acquired hearing loss. Its aim is to achieve the best quality of life for adults affected by hearing loss whose main method of communication is speech. Its remit is to ensure that people living with hearing loss can find the information they need the specialist services they require, and the social contact they want in order to live well with hearing loss. See Hearing Link The Leslie Edwards Trust is affiliated to and has strong links with Hearing Link.
The National Association of Deafened People (NADP): Provides information and support for deafened people who have lost all or most of their useful hearing, and for their families and friends, to help enable them to regain their independence and enjoy the best quality of
LCC Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People: Provides help and advice for hearing impaired people. They can sometimes provide equipment free. The service is of great value in that an employee can visit you at home and discuss your personal needs for communication and safety.
Tel: 0116 305 9395 Mobile(text): 07949 633788 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Audiology services: Nottingham Audiology Services
Ropewalk House, 113 The Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DU
Tel: 0115 919 4488 Fax: 0115 948 5515 Email: email@example.com
Hearing Services Department Leicester Royal Infirmary
Infirmary Square, Leicester, LE1 5WW
General Enquiries - 0116 258 6230
To Book a Repair Appointment - 0116 258 5120
(this line is open between 9:00 and 12:30, on Monday. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Reception - 0116 258 5824
Fax - 0116 258 6154 Text - 07729 188421 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
You can improve your quality of life as a hearing impaired person quite a lot using suitable equipment. As well as modern digital hearing aids one can get a loop to better hear the TV, hearing aid compatible and amplified phones, doorbells and smoke alarms for deaf people, and so on. We recommend two valuable sources of information - the Action on Hearing Loss "Solutions" and Connevans catalogues. You can view these on-line Action on Hearing Loss and on Connevans