We are based at the Wheatbridge Medical Centre in Chesterfield and serve the five districts of North Derbyshire (Bolsover – Chesterfield – N E Derbyshire – Derbyshire Dales (north) and High Peak.
We hold Advice Sessions at various venues and Home Visits can be requested for those people who are unable to attend our Resource Centre or Advice Sessions -
The main aim of the organisation is to provide free information and to demonstrate equipment to hearing impaired people whose lives can be improved so that they can feel included and be more involved in society.
Deaf and Hearing Support compliments the services provided by the Chesterfield Royal Hospital Audiology Dept and Derbyshire County Council Adult Social Care Services.
Appointments in the Resource Centre last approximately 45 minutes – Service users are able to try out equipment to help them hear the television more clearly, hold a conversation on the telephone with family and friends and they can also look at other equipment to help them to feel involved and included:
Information is available on all aspects of deafness and hearing conditions eg Tinnitus, Menieres, Usher syndrome and also on other support centres in the area.
Advice sessions are held at the following Venues on a monthly basis.
Cavendish Hospital in Buxton - First Thursday Every Month 10:00am - 12:00pm.
Chapel en le Frith Health Centre - First Tuesday Every Month 1:30pm - 3:30pm.
Glossop Primary Care Centre - First Friday Every Month 1:30pm - 3:30pm.
Other areas are covered –
We attend Community Health and Social Care Events throughout North Derbyshire to make sure the needs of the deaf and hearing impared are represented (see our useful information page).
Events Deaf and Hearing Support are Attending
The Deaf & Hearing Support Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 24th June 2013 at 2pm at the Wheatbridge Medical Centre in the meeting room on the top floor.
Tuesday 30th July 2013 - Tombola stall at the Chesterfield Medieval Market Show.
Tuesday 6th August and Wednesday 7th August 2013 in the Agricultural Busniess Centre at the Bakewell Show.
Wednesday 14th August 2013 - Tombola stall at the Ashover Show.
Deaf and Hearing Support presents deaf awareness training to hospitals, residential homes, social care teams and requests for training can be made from the Private Sector. All public and private sector services must make sure their services are accessible to everyone.
Deaf Awareness talks can be requested - We can travel to all parts of North Derbyshire and tell groups about our experiences of deafness and demonstrate equipment to encourage greater awareness of the support that is available for Deaf / Hearing impaired people.
Speech to Text Service
We can provide Speech to Text Services to ensure your event is accessible to Deaf and Hearing-Impaired People who need to read what is being said. An operator will type what is being said and it will be shown on a projector screen or on a computer monitor placed infront of the person who is reading it.
This service can be provided for people who are unable to hear at meetings / conferences and require the spoken word to be typed up and displayed on a screen.
For further details on charges please contact us.
Providing Deaf Awareness Training and Speech to Text Services enables more deaf people to attend accessible events in their community, or at work and allows them to feel included and to be involved in decision making.
North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Derbyshire County Council provide the core funding for the organisation to cover the day to day running costs and the additional revenue we raise from the above services helps us to cover the costs of providing these extra services in North Derbyshire.
Becoming a member offers benefits such as 3 free newsletters per year - Access to a huge amount of information and resources.
If you wish you may put your name forward to become an committee member.
Perhaps the most important benefit supporting Deaf and Hearing Support allowing our charity to support deaf and hearing impared people.
We provide many free services to individuals and their family and friends:
- Personal demonstration of equipment.
- Help and Advice with hearing aids.
- NHS hearing aid batteries.
- Lip-reading classes.
- Sign language classes.
- Local groups and clubs.
- National organisations.
- Hearing Therapy.
- Tinnitus Counselling.
- Access to Work.
- Hearing Dogs for Deaf people.
- Trade Union Industrial deafness.
- Usher's syndrome.
Click Here to find out how to become a member.
Deaf & Hearing Support Company Limited by Guarantee - Company Number 8419437 and Registered Charity 1151502.
Wheatbridge Medical Centre
30 Wheatbridge Road
Telephone: 01246 555934
Textphone: 01246 555933
Resource Centre Opening Hours:
Please contact us to make an appointment
Saturday, Sunday & Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Friday -
Open 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 4pm