Hard of Hearing and Deafened Services

SIG logoSelf-Help for Hard-of-Hearing and deafblind people (SHHH)

Monthly self-help support group for Hard-of-Hearing and deafblind members, including those who have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss. This group helps members to share experiences and give support on issues. The group invite external speakers to present on topics linked to hearing loss and support services.

Topics covered were: How to look after our hearing aids and tubes, Deafened Support, Connevans equipments, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Why we lose our hearing?, Communication Tips/Tactics, Menieres Disease, Fire Services and Free Home Safety Checks, Freeman Hospital Audiology, Deciding Rights/End of Life, Ageing and Health etc.

Where: NEW VENUE - Bewick Room 2, Newcastle City Library, Newcastle Upon Tyne

When: 1.30-3.30pm on the first Tuesday of every month  - click here for our Self-Help for Hard-of-Hearing Group poster or see our Events Calendar for dates.

Please contact us if you would like to join or for more information.

Other Local Services


Hard of Hearing Organisation in North Tyneside - www.hoho.btck.co.uk


NEW WEBSITE! Durham Deafened Support - supports deafened adults and their families throughout County Durham & Darlington - www.ddsupport.org.uk 


Toon Hearing - A resource for people with hearing loss in Newcastle Upon Tyne - www.toonhearing.org.uk

Updated 4/5/17

Useful links

 Newcastle City Council Social Care Direct - Adult social care services for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind people. Click here for more information.

If anyone Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing living in Newcastle is struggling they can arrange a needs assessment by contacting Social Care Direct on 0191 2788377 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once the assessment is complete, equipment can be offered free of charge and is not means tested.  Once equipment has been provided subsequent equipment would need to be self-funded. There is a website to support the identification of equipment and clients should visit www.myequipmentnewcastle.org.uk

Another Council Services can be found on this link http://www.deaflink.org.uk/important-services/city-council

See our Safeguarding Adults BSL/Subtitled videos for different types of abuse and how to report - Click here

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