This page provides details of the services provided by the NDA that are directly aimed at supporting those who experience hearing loss.
Hearing Support Service
Our Befriending Service provides emotional support to individuals who have become isolated owing to their hearing loss, or anyone who thinks their emotional wellbeing would be improved by the one-to-one support offered by the service.
Befriending works by supporting the individual in coming to terms with hearing loss and finding the confidence to venture out and socialize. Your aim might be as simple being able to go to the shops, or to travel on a bus and your befriender will support you in that activity. All befriending volunteers are trained and adhere to a strict set of ethical boundaries.
Assistive Listening Technology
The NDA hold assistive listening technology clinics where you can get impartial advice about equipment to supplement your hearing aids to improve access to work, education or social life.
- For phones, TV listeners and listening in social situations, we hold open clinics every Thursday at our Meridian Way offices and on some Wednesdays at the ACT Centre Aylsham and at Community House in Great Yarmouth.
- For listening in the workplace, higher education and more complex issues, we offer advice by appointment at 14 Meridian Way and the Cromer Hospital.
We are also able to visit the workplace to help assess your needs.