Hear to help! – An event for those with hearing loss
‘Hear to help’ takes place on Wednesday 1 June and promises to be the biggest one yet!
Now in its fourth year, ‘Hear to help’ aims to highlight the support available for people who have hearing loss problems or are deaf in the Barnsley area.
With experts on hand from the Barnsley sensory impairment service team at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, this year’s event will also see more British Sign Language interpreters present than ever.
Other organisations and charities that will be present on the day include Action on Hearing Loss, Barnsley Deaf Club/Deaf Forum, Lip Reading, Audiology, the British Tinnitus Association and, new for this year, Age Concern.
BT will also be present showcasing the New Generation Texting service, as well as other equipment providers displaying new and updated versions of their products.
Mayor Linda Burgess and Councillor Margaret Bruff are also due to attend.
Rachel Barden, Technical Officer, said: “We were really pleased with the turnout last year and we’re hoping for an even bigger turnout this year!
“Around 10 million people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing and this event is a great opportunity for local people to meet other people who might be in the same position as they are.
“We’ll have lots of stalls providing information and advice about hearing and how you can prevent damaging your hearing.
“We hope it’s the best one yet.”
The Mayor, Councillor Linda Burgess, said: “I’m looking forward to attending the ‘Hear to help’ event and learning more about those who are working to support people with hearing difficulties.
“Many people have some form of hearing loss and this will be an opportunity to find out about the help available.”
‘Hear to help’ takes place on Wednesday 1 June at 10am – 2pm. For more information, contact Rachel Barden.