People living with hearing loss

Man and woman looking at a hearing aid

40% of people over 50 have a hearing loss.

Almost everyone who reads this will face the trauma of hearing loss at some time in their lives – or have a loved one who will.

If you have a hearing loss, our aim is to enable your home, work and social life to be as independent and fulfilled as possible.

Under the brand Hearing Connect, we offer a range of services to enable you to become more informed, more socially active, more confident and thereby more connected to those around you.

  • Elderly man having help putting hearing aid in

    Hear to Help

    Hearing Aid Maintenance Service To get the best out of your hearing aids, pop along to JDA for a free Drop-In clinic on the 1st Thursday of every...

  • Trained professional showing young man with hearing loss how to use specialist equipment

    Technology and Information Centre

    Contact us to book an appointment for professional advice on coping with hearing loss and improving communication . A trained consultant will discuss...

  • Independent Hearing Aid Specialist showing lady hearing aid

    Independent hearing aid specialist

    Impartial information on NHS and private sector audiology. If you have a hearing loss and are looking for impartial information on audiology in the...

  • Home visits

    What if I can’t travel to JDA? Let us know and a dedicated member of our technology team will arrange to visit you at your home, providing...

  • Lipreading teacher pointing at her mouth

    Lipreading Classes

    If you have a hearing loss, lipreading classes can help you to become more informed , more socially active , more confident and therefore more...

  • Lady reading a book

    Book Club

    Participants share their views on a book chosen by the group, in a relaxed environment created with the needs of hard of hearing and deaf people in...

  • Lady and man looking at newspaper

    Current Affairs discussion group

    Conversations and debates on topical matters , ensuring that everyone is involved. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from...

  • Two ladies meeting with coffee and cake

    Hear to Meet

    Hear to Meet is a social group holding stimulating cultural and social daytime activities for people with hearing loss. The group meets on the 3rd...