Sight and hearing loss

If you have any sight or hearing loss that affects your daily life, we can offer you an assessment and give you advice and support.

We can also give you information and advice about:

  • training to help you get around independently, safely and confidently in your own home or outdoors
  • communication skills, including using magnifiers, hearing speech on the telephone, Braille, minicoms or type talk services
  • specialist equipment that may help you with daily tasks, for example, hearing the doorbell or preparing meals and drinks safely
  • independent living skills to help you learn new skills or adapt old ones to carry out a full range of daily living tasks

There is no charge for the service, but there may be a cost for some of the equipment recommended for you.

You can find a local optician on NHS Choices. 

Contact us

You can contact our Sensory Impairment Team by:

  • calling (01226) 775800
  • minicom users (01226) 787856
  • texting 07825 454888

Useful documents/websites

Visual impairment Hearing impairment Dual sensory impairment