Hard of Hearing
Deaf Direct offers hard of hearing social groups enabling hard of hearing people, and those with tinnitus, to engage in accessible social activities together. Any hard of hearing people or those with tinnitus can participate in the groups and the activities – supportive friends and family are also welcome to attend.
What do the groups do?
They are an opportunity to meet socially with others who have similar hearing problems in a friendly atmosphere, to enjoy a social coffee morning and reduce the isolation so often felt by those with a hearing loss. Our monthly programme is varied, we have visiting speakers covering a range of topics, not just those linked to deafness, or sometimes just a social session where you can chat. During the summer we have outings and at Christmas a party or theatre trip. Each month we try to have a short exercise of lipreading, a skill which is invaluable to the hard of hearing.
Sessions cost £2.50 to attend.
For details on times and venues please use the menu to see the individual groups or contact us.
Deaf Direct are a local organisation who are well respected by the Trust and the Deaf and hard of hearing community, having strong connections to other aspects of their lives. Deaf Direct have provided us with a reliable and well delivered service for a number of years. Their administrative processes are excellent and they provide accurate statistical and financial information to the Trust.
I am now doing level 2 and hoping to do level 3 – through this I have met Deaf/hard of hearing people and spoken to them. 2. I helped to volunteer for a Deaf charity at an information stall in a hospital. The first person to stop was Deaf so I chatted to him – it was great to use my BSL in a ‘real-life’ situation (outside class) for the first time!” 2013-14 academic year – BSL student
“Would you please pass on my thanks to the interpreter who volunteered to make this year’s annual Lights of Love service accessible to the deaf community of Worcester. The evening was a great success and, that is not least thanks to the ongoing support of your organisation.” November 2014 – Chaplain, St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester
XX was the best interpreter I have used in the 16 years of working with impairments. Not only was she 100% professional and warm, she was flexible, supportive for how we worked which made this complex interview relaxing. Thank you
Excellent interpreter. This consultation would not have been possible without her. She had a good working relationship with the patient. The patient’s care was enhanced by her presence.