We raise awareness, give advice and make sure it’s on the agenda.
Someone may be hard of hearing, deafened or deaf; they could have Tinnitus, Meniere’s or Hyperacusis. They may use British Sign Language or lipread.
They could have a hearing aid or cochlear implant. To make this easy to talk about, we call this Hearing Loss
Throughout the year we give talks to schools, charities and Government departments about Deaf Awareness. We recently spoke at the Round Table meeting and trained GHA frontline staff.
We reach out to the public during Deaf Awareness Week. This year we launched the Hearing Loss Survey and a Group, together with a Membership drive.
We give advice about the help and equipment available, signpost people to other services and have recently launched a support group.
Our first event was visited by Julian Danino, the new Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Consultant and Suzanne Romero, who is responsible for modernising GHA Primary Care services.The group meets at 5pm on the last Monday of every month.
Our social media is a good way to get in touch, we can be contacted by SMS +350 540 66055 or CONTACT US.
We listen to our members and raise their concerns with Ministers and Directors. Through the Advocacy Council we share these issues with the GHA and other charities.
To better understand the need we created the Hearing Loss Survey, which was launched by the Hon Mr Costa, Minister for Health, Care & Justice.
Our stand at the Primary Care Centre and media interest raised awareness. A month-long effort has provided valuable data to support our campaigns.
In turn, the GHA better understand what improvements can be made and the Minister has agreed to set up a Register.
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