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In this section, we have links to external websites that provide additional information about hearing loss.

 

General Resources

Link to the RNID website

RNID

rnid.org.uk

The UK's largest charity for deaf and hearing impaired people.
  • Provide day-to-day care for people who are deaf and have additional needs.
  • Supply communication services and training.
  • Offer practical advice to help people protect their hearing.
  • Campaign to change public policy around hearing loss issues.
  • Support research into an eventual cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Link to the Hearing Link website

Hearing Link

www.hearinglink.org

A leading UK charity for people with hearing loss, their family and friends. They ensure that people living with hearing loss, their families and friends can find the information they need, the specialist services they require, and the social contact they want in order to live well with hearing loss.
Link to the Sight for Surrey website

Sight for Surrey

www.sensoryservices.org.uk

Sight for Surrey works with people who are visually impaired, Deaf, hard of hearing or who have combined sight and hearing loss. Advisors can provide information and support to assist you to manage your hearing loss. The specialist team can work with individuals, families and groups providing:
  • Information about hearing loss
  • Communication skills training
  • Equipment and technology support
  • Communicator Guides who provide specialist support to anyone with a combined sight and hearing loss and enable them to get out and about.
Link to the Sense website

Sense

www.sense.org.uk

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.
Link to the Access to Work website

Access to Work

www.gov.uk/access-to-work

If your hearing loss affects your work you may be entitled to an access to work grant. An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you:
  • Start working
  • Stay in work
  • Move into self-employment or start a business

 

Hearing and Hearing Aids

Link to the C2Hear website

C2Hear

c2hearonline.com

Interactive multimedia videos on hearing aids and how to hear well.
Link to the RNID website

RNID

Link to the Hear Here website

Hear Here

www.cofeguildford.org.uk/about/communities-engagement/hear-here

The Hear Here project supports those with hearing loss across Surrey and NE Hampshire. Volunteers provide hearing aid maintenance and batteries. A calendar is provides of when their services are available. (Suspended during COVID-19)

 

Tinnitus

Link to the RNID website

RNID

rnid.org.uk/information-and-support/tinnitus
Link to the Royal Surrey Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic website

Royal Surrey Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic

www.royalsurrey.nhs.uk/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n5258.pdf&ver=9979

A service dedicated to helping adults and children experiencing tinnitus and/or hyperacusis related distress.

They offer audiologist-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for tinnitus and/or hyperacusis management.
Link to the British Tinnitus Association website

British Tinnitus Association

www.tinnitus.org.uk

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is a world leader, with a trained team of friendly and experienced advisers for anyone who experiences tinnitus or those simply seeking guidance or information about the condition.
Link to the Woking Tinnitus Support Group website

Woking Tinnitus Support Group

www.tinnitus.org.uk/woking-tinnitus-support-group

A new support group run by a local volunteer for those living in or around Woking. They meet on the last Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm (no meeting in December) in the library / Shackleford Hall in Old Woking Community Centre (GU22 9AT).

 

Hearing Implants

Link to the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS) website

University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS)

ais.southampton.ac.uk

University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS) was established in 1990 to help severely to profoundly deaf adults and children.

Contains information about cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA).

 

Other Resources

Link to the NHS UK Ear Wax Advice website

NHS UK Ear Wax Advice

www.nhs.uk/conditions/earwax-build-up

Earwax usually falls out on its own. If it does not and blocks your ear, put 2 to 3 drops of olive or almond oil in your ear twice a day for a few days.

Over 2 weeks lumps of earwax should fall out of your ear, especially at night when you're lying down.

There's no evidence that ear candles or ear vacuums get rid of earwax.

 

Location

The ENT clinic at Ashford is based on the first floor of the Outpatients block.

At St. Peter’s, the outpatient and hearing aid clinics are based on level 3 of the Departmental block.

 

Downloads

Click on the link below to download the Hearing Assessment Questionnaire.

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