See a GP if you notice a problem with your hearing. They can help work out what might be causing it.
If needed, they can refer you to a specialist for more hearing tests.
Click here for information on the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Audiology departments.
Click here for information on the Chesterfield Royal Hospital Audiology department.
National deaf children’s society.
The NDCS is the leading charity for deaf children and young people. They provide support for families, deaf children and young people and professionals and have a wide range of resources on their website.
On their website you can find:
- Advice for families
- online mentoring for 14-18-year-olds
- a safe space for deaf young people to receive and give advice to others
- resources for professionals on recognising the signs of hearing loss
- education resources.
CamTAD Hearing Support (South Derbyshire)
CamTAD Hearing Support is an independent charity, based in Derby at the London Road Community Hospital (now known as the Florence Nightingale Community Hospital)
Their aim is to ensure that hearing impaired people (hard of hearing / sensory loss) have the highest quality of life by making them aware of the services, equipment and strategies that are available to them.
They are a Derbyshire based service and cover Derby City, South Derbyshire, Erewash and the Southern Derbyshire Dales.
CamTAD has a number of services available that can help people with hearing loss:
- Information and Advice
- Equipment Resource Centre
- Hearing aid maintenance
Hearing Help UK
Hearing Help UK is a local voluntary organisation which provides support for people with hearing loss who are registered with a Derbyshire GP. They offer information and advice and give demonstrations of the different types of environmental hearing equipment available that you may benefit from using.
Deaf and Hearing support
A charity that can provide a wide range of services from equipment demonstrations, monthly advice sessions to providing NHS Batteries. We provide services to North Derbyshire and surrounding areas.
Deaf-initely Women is run and governed by deaf and hard of hearing women. Deaf-initely Women serves all deaf and hard of hearing women in Derby, Derbyshire and beyond.
They provide emotional strength to help eachother to cope with working and family lives and provide opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing women to gain confidence and experience new things.