If you are deaf, or have a hearing loss affects your day-to day life, there is help available. We help children and adults with a hearing loss to live as independently as possible.
If you’re deaf or have problems hearing (even if you have hearing aids) you can be referred to the Hearing Impairment Team at Powys Social Services. You can be referred by:
You can also refer yourself and ask for an assessment using the button below:
We employ specialist workers for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and we can assess your need for information, support, counselling and equipment.
We have a small budget to provide communication support such as sign language interpreters, speech to text facilities and lipspeakers for people who need access to social care services.
The Social Services department can lend you equipment to help you be independent at home. For example:
If you have a ‘dual sensory loss’, that is, a significant difficulty with both your hearing and your sight, it can cause problems with:
Telephone aids: A variety of aids are available through British Telecom. BT will provide some equipment such as an Extension Bell, free of charge to customers who are hard of hearing or deaf. Ring Freephone: 0800 800 150 for details.
Flashing smoke alarms: These can be fitted by the Fire Service and are free of charge. Tel: 0800 3899279
Llanidloes Hard of Hearing Support Group
Contact 02920 333034 for details.
Radnor Deaf and Hard of Hearing Support Group
Contact 01597 827102 for details.
Hard of Hearing Club, Llandrindod Wells
Meets on 3rd Monday of the month 2 p.m.
Contact: 01597 827102 for details.
British Tinnitus Association
Ground Floor, Unit 5, Acorn Business Park, Woodseats Close, Sheffield S8 0TB.
Tel: 0800 018 0527.
Deaf Association Wales
British Sign Language Cultural Centre, 47 Newport Rd, Cardiff CF24 0AD
Tel: 0845 1302851 (voice), 0845 1302853 (text).
Action on Hearing Loss Cymru
Anchor Court, Keen Road, Cardiff, CF24 5JW
Tel: 02920 333034 / 07939 169191
Wales Council for Deaf People
Glenview House,Courthouse Street, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, CF37 1JY
Tel: (01443) 485687 (voice), (01443) 485686 (text)
A national organisation providing information, advice and services for people with a dual sensory loss.
SENSE Cymru, Ty Penderyn, 26 High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF 47 8DP
Tel: Voice: 0845 1270090
Fax: 0845 1270091
Text: 0845 127 0092