Norfolk Mobile Hearing Clinic seeks volunteers

John, volunteer on the Hearing Support Service Mobile Clinic with service user Mary.

John, volunteer on the Hearing Support Service Mobile Clinic with service user Mary.

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A special support service in south Norfolk for people who are hard of hearing has put out an appeal for volunteers to fill the vacancies at its mobile clinic.

The Befriending and Hearing Support Service, which currently operates its mobile clinic in 28 towns and villages, including Diss, East Harling, Harleston, Long Stratton and Wymondham, is seeking Befriending Volunteers to help provide support for members of the community who experience any degree of hearing loss, or who are affected by loneliness, isolation or a form of disability.

Pam Spicer, Co-ordinator of the Hearing Support Service, which is run by the Norfolk Deaf Association (NDA), said: “We are very busy with lots of referrals and demand for new community clinics. We would like to add to our very dedicated group of volunteers.

“For both services we offer three days extensive initial training and then ongoing training and support. We also have social gatherings where volunteers can get to know each other.

“Both volunteers and the people they are helping find their involvement with NDA very rewarding.”

To learn more about the work of the service, email nhss@norfolkdeaf.org.uk or contact 01603 404440.

For the locations of mobile and static Hearing Support Service clinics, please visit www.norfolkdeaf.org.uk