Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. We began, and continue, to support people who are deafblind. Today, we also support a wide range of people with complex communication needs:
We train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss – simple sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives.
Hearing dogs for adults with a hearing impairment (aged 17+) and hearing dogs for children with a hearing impairment (ages 7-12).
Hearing assessments are available to everybody free of charge. Our Hearing Aid Audiologists are fully qualified, HCPC registered and arrive with diagnostic equipment to carry out a full hearing assessment.
There are a number of benefits to the patient in having a hearing examination in their home environment: any aids can be tuned in to their environment and twinned to equipment such as telephones and TVs. Carers and relatives can be present and there is no need for the patient to undertake what could be a painful and difficult transfer to another facility.
Fareham and Gosport Lipreaders is a local group where people learn the theory of lipreading and how to manage their hearing loss. These sessions help people to regain confidence, they are informative and fun in addition to life enhancing. This can be a great help in keeping people socially interactive and able to cope better at work
Lipreading helps people who are deaf or hard of hearing to engage more effectively in everyday social and work situations thus making life a more enjoyable experience
If you use British Sign Language, and you live within the Hampshire County Council area, you can contact Hampshire County Council’s Deaf Services Team. They are a specialist team of social workers and care managers with Sign language skills.
We are a group of volunteers based in the Chichester-Portsmouth-Havant area offering help and mutual support to people affected by tinnitus.
Meetings are held at:
Bedhampton Social Hall
21 Bedhampton Road
Saturday meetings between 10.30am – 12.30pm; Wednesday meetings between 19:30pm – 21:30pm.
Provides a wide range of services for Deaf people. All services are delivered in British Sign Language (BSL).
Facilitating access for deaf and hard of hearing people to take their place as respected and confident members of the wider community, able to pursue opportunities, make informed choices and achieve their potential. [sonus] exists to provide opportunities for Deaf, Deafblind, deafened, and hard of hearing people to have equal access to all sectors of the local communities. [sonus] also ensures that its services are developed in response to the views, ideas and opinions of our customers.
We train clever dogs to help deaf people. That’s what we do in a nutshell – we train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss – simple sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these – thanks to a hearing dog – makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives. A hearing dog and their deaf recipient need to be carefully matched to ensure the partnership will work well. So many little things need to be taken into consideration – for example, we wouldn’t match a bouncy, bubbly Labrador with a 70-year-old lady with mobility problems. But that Labrador would make a great companion for a fit 35-year-old who loves going out jogging every morning. We take these important lifestyle factors very seriously to ensure we make the right match. Matches can take up to three years. There is so much more to find out so please contact Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
Information and advice for people with hearing loss.
Support information and advice with hearing loss, and help to protect hearing.