Bedfordshire

This free service provides NHS hearing aid maintenance and batteries together with advice, information and practical support covering all aspects of deafness. We can also demonstrate assistive equipment for use at home and at work.

Hearing Aid Clinics

Our mobile technician visits various GP surgeries and other premises across Bedfordshire. You don't have to be a patient at these surgeries to access the service we offer there.

The Bedfordshire Hearing Service is by appointment only, except for the service at Shefford which is a drop-in service. Please contact the surgery using the telephone numbers shown on the timetable to make an appointment.

Clinic Timetable

LIP-READING CLASSES

Hearing loss can be devastating and can lead to social isolation. Lipreading is a widely recognised and vital skill that can be taught to aid communication for people with acquired hearing loss.

You will learn to observe lip patterns, movements of the tongue, jaw and facial expressions. Gradually you will be able to put them all together enabling you to interpret what is being said.

Available to people of all ages you can learn at your own pace and be supported to achieve your goals. You and your teacher will set your own individual learning plan and regularly review your progress.

By the end of your course you and your teacher will be able to clearly see how much you have achieved. You will be able to understand your learning journey and celebrate your success.

You will have the opportunity to make friends with other Lipreaders in the class and be encouraged to socialise and practice your skills.

HAS Leighton Buzzard Lip Reading Class

Morrisons Supermarket, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1WS
Monday 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Level: Mixed ability
Contact/Tutor: Molly Berry
Mobile: 07741 095921
Email: mb.lipreading@gmail.com
Cost: Upon request

HAS Dunstable Lip Reading Class

Revival Centre 4 Lovers Walk Dunstable Bedfordshire LU5 4BG
Wednesday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Level: Mixed ability
Contact/Tutor: Molly Berry
Mobile: 07741 095921
Email: mb.lipreading@gmail.com
Cost: Upon request

Hand-in-Hand Clubs

Hand-in-Hand Clubs are social clubs for people with dual sensory loss (hearing and sight loss). These clubs run every month and are subject to a small subscription charge.

Membership of these clubs is by referral only and individuals can self refer. To self refer please contact Bedfordshire Hearing Advisory Service on:

Telephone: 01707 324 582
Textphone: 01707 375 486
Email: info@hhas.org.uk

The clubs encourage people to build relationships and enjoy learning new skills. There is a programme of various activities and social outings helping to develop confidence to allow individuals to have as much control over their lives as possible.

Please note members will be responsible for arranging their own transport to and from the clubs.

hand-in-Hand Club Timetable

The programme of activities includes support that will help to promote positive health, social inclusion and strategies for living.

The clubs are managed by qualified and trained staff supported by a team of trained volunteers. Our Hard of Hearing Clubs are lively and interesting. We provide a relaxed environment where communication is easy. We aim to use loop systems in our venues.