Definition: Used to describe people with hearing loss, especially when it is severe or profound (unable to hear anything below 70Db).
Category: other condition
Credit: Action on Hearing Loss
Services mentioning Deaf
Deaf to make, change, or cancel medical appointments and advising Health Professionals on how to book qualified communication support.
occurs suddenly. Under the Eye Health Examination Wales (EHEW) initiative you are entitled to have your eyes examined free of charge by a registered optometrist if you have an eye problem that occurred suddenly (acutely) which you think requires urgent attention. Patients with an acute problem with their eye or vision can be seen for the following issues: Minor eye injury; red eye; painful eye; foreign body; sudden loss/ change in vision; new onset flashes/ floaters. You can self-refer to a local optometrist without the need to see a GP. You can also have an EHEW if you: have been referred by your GP to an EHEW registered optometrist because of an eye problem; have sight in one eye only, i.e. you are effectively blind in your worse eye; have a hearing impairment and are profoundly deaf; suffer from retinitis pigmentosa; have Black African, Black Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi family origins; are at risk of eye disease by other reasons of race or family history. Go to link below to search for your nearest practitioner.
Halton Sensory Service Resource Centre - (Vision Support) Resource centreThe fully trained staff and volunteers at Vision Support's Halton Sensory Service Resource Centre alongside Deafness Resource Centre, supported by Halton Borough Council, are a fully integrated sensory service geared to meeting the diverse needs of people with sensory loss. They demonstrate and sell specialist equipment to help with daily living. The Resource Centre has a range of information on Vision Support's services and other relevant services available locally and nationally.
Befriending and At Home support for people with a hearing loss or who are Deaf, enabling them to access aids and adaptations to support them to remain independent and safe.
Disabled and Deaf artists, as members of Disability Arts Cymru, have access to information, advice and support throughout Wales.