Provided by:
Hearing Link
Description

Hearing Link's intensive residential rehabilitation programmes take place over a period of five days and include up to eight adults with a hearing loss.

Many participants bring family members or a friend, and a few bring their children. There are up to 14 participants in total.

There are specialist rehabilitation programmes available for people with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2).

The programme will give you the chance to step back from everyday pressures to have time to think and will allow you to discuss all the questions on your mind.

You will be able to meet volunteers and tutors with hearing loss and find out how they learnt to adapt and manage, along with meeting other participants in a similar situation to you.

About the programme

During the programme your family/friend will get support in making their own personal adjustments and you will all be given practical and useful information, including details of local support that will be available to you when you return home such as where to get equipment.

The programme covers a range of subjects including:

  • lipreading
  • relaxation
  • coping
  • communication skills
  • family relationships
  • balance
  • cochlear implants
  • employment
  • equipment, and services available to assist you.

Communication support is provided through the week, which may include flip charts, Boogie Boards, and a note taker or 'Speech to Text' reporter who will transcribe what is said as it is being said so you can read it on a large screen.

The programme is free and usually includes full board.

You will only be required to pay travel expenses.

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Phone
0300 111 1113
Price
Free of charge