Hearing Impaired


Support Services and general help for individuals who have a hearing impairment

People can be born with conditions that cause hearing loss to various degrees, or be profoundly deaf.  General hearing loss can be a common problem which can deteriorate with age, or certain situations (working in a loud environment) can also have an impact.

Action on Hearing Loss estimates that “there are more than ten million (about 1 in 6) people in the UK with some degree of hearing impairment or deafness.”

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You can receive services, activities and equipment to help you if you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a hearing impairment.

For an assessment to help you and for information or help with getting equipment such as flashing door alerts contact Leicestershire County Council, Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People.  You will be offered a face-to-face conversation using clear speech, British Sign Language or Sign Supported English and a referral to the Assistive Technology team (please see link in What’s in my area).

Can’t find the information on the website or need further support? You can fill in our online form below (red self-referral button in the bottom right corner) and we will get back to you within two working days.