The Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service (HHAS) is an independent charity based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. The charity offers support and advice to people across Hertfordshire affected by hearing loss, including those wearing an NHS hearing aid. Click here for information about our Bedfordshire services.
There is a growing demand for our services due to the ageing population in Hertfordshire. In 2010, there were 101,343 hard of hearing people in Hertfordshire and this number is expected to rise by approximately 20% by 2020.
Hearing loss can be bewildering and isolating - if someone can't hear they are unable to communicate with family and friends, and may struggle to carry out everyday tasks, such as answering the door or going shopping.
Many people that are hard of hearing wear a hearing aid. Hearing aids should be used properly and need regular maintenance to obtain the best from them.
The charity offers a range of services to help people with their hearing aids, including a hearing support service, a network of volunteers that help people with their hearing aid at their home or care establishment, and drop-in centres.
HHAS works in partnership with the Audiology Departments and Sensory Service Teams in Hertfordshire.
Click here to download HHAS' latest annual report.