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I regret to inform you that due to the current and developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Charity will be suspending our scheduled services in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk and Northamptonshire Hearing Advisory Services in their current forms.

The operation of our hearing aid clinics, lip-reading classes and clubs, all involve close contact, and groups of people waiting. In making this decision, I have to consider the health and safety of my staff, volunteers and vulnerable clients.

Our offices at Woodside Centre, Welwyn Garden City, and Suffolk House, Ipswich, will be closed to the public.

This is an extraordinary situation for the Charity, and all within the communities we serve.

We will continue to keep the situation under review and hope to reintroduce services at some point which will be notified on this website.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Philip Linnegar
Chief Executive Officer. Issue date: 10 March 2020



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"Due to Staffing the following clinics are cancelled on the following dates

Cheshunt 28th January 10.00 - 12.00
St Albans 3rd February 10.00-12.00
Harpenden 3rd February 13.00-14.30
Buntingford 12th February 10.00-12.00
Letchworth 12th February 13.30-14.45


With effect from 1st January 2020 our Berkhamsted Hearing Aid Clinic will run from 11.30am to 1.00pm. Batteries can be obtained from Milton House Surgery, Doctors Common Road between 2.00pm and 5.00pm ONLY.

To obtain batteries, please send a self-addressed envelope with a large 2nd class stamp on it (due to battery weight) along with your hearing aid record book; inside a standard envelope with a normal second class stamp on it to:

HHAS, Woodside Centre, The Commons, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4SE.


From 1st January 2019 charges have been introduced for Lipreading Classes in Suffolk.
£7.50 per session and £6.00 per session for concessions. These are payable a term in advance.


Please not the following changes to our BEDFORD Hearing aid Clinics:

LONDON ROAD HEALTH CENTRE - 1st Tuesday each month - 2 - 4pm
Please book your appointment by calling the health centre on 01234 310410.

The service previously run from Bedford Audiology Department on a fortnightly basis will now run from LONDON ROAD HEALTH CENTRE from 10am to 12noon.
Please book your appointment through Bedford Audiology Department on 01234 792191.