Hearing Link

Self Management Programmes 2014

Hearing Link needs vital funds to help transform the lives of individuals struggling to cope with hearing loss: isolation, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and family breakdown can all result from unsupported deafness. Hearing Link's interventions really do make a difference - please help us.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 March 2014 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (264809)

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Situation

People who grow up hearing, speaking and communicating normally are not prepared for the challenges a sudden or gradual deterioration of their hearing will bring. They can lose their job, lose their social life, stop communicating with their friends and family and fall into clinical depression as a result of their isolation. Family members are also affected by this change and partners are also more likely to suffer from clinical anxiety and depression. Family breakdown is not uncommon.

Solution

Hearing Link runs a range of rehabilitation programmes to give people with hearing loss, and their family/friends, the knowledge, skills, contacts and confidence needed to effectively manage their hearing loss. We train people with experience of hearing loss to become volunteer peer facilitators. By sharing their unique insights & experiences, they inspire people to find their own solutions to daily communication challenges. We encourage people to set & attain goals, enabling them to progress.

  • I gained enormously in confidence and my ability to deal with awkwards situations

    — Course participant

  • I was in limbo, not really part anymore of the hearing world. Now I fit.

    — Course participant

  • The lights are back on in my life. I have hope and support.

    — Course Participant

  • I was in limbo, not really part anymore of the hearing world. Now I fit.

    — Course participant

  • The lights are back on in my life. I have hope and support.

    — Course Participant

  • I gained enormously in confidence and my ability to deal with awkwards situations

    — Course participant