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Norfolk Deaf Association (NDA)

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Norfolk Deaf Association (NDA)

The Norfolk Deaf Association (NDA) is dedicated to improving the lives of young people and adults with all degrees of hearing loss.  We do this through our Hearing Support Service (offering NHS hearing aid maintenance via community based clinics, mobile clinics and home visits; Assistive Listening Devices clinics; Hearing Aid Users Support Group, and a BSL Practice Group), Befriending Services, Tinnitus Support and a social club.  We also provide Deaf Awareness Training to individuals and organisations. 

NDA seeks to provide advice and practical help throughout Norfolk, and our small team of dedicated staff is supported in this by a large, committed team of trained volunteers.  Together, we reach over 6000 people each year, offering over 8500 appointments at 194 clinics.  

NDA works very closely with the Audiology Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), and patients are able to request hearing tests, hearing aid fittings and hearing aid repairs to take place at clinics run from the NDA offices.  

 

Fundraising

NDA relies on donations from individuals, groups, local businesses and grants to be able to provide its free services to people with hearing loss in Norfolk.

Anyone who is interested to support our work can make a donation online (www.norfolkdeaf.org.uk), by a cheque made payable to “Norfolk Deaf Association” or consider leaving a legacy.

In these difficult times, the Friends of NDA plays a vital role in ensuring NDA can continue to provide its essential services. By joining the Friends of NDA you will be ensuring those affected by hearing loss are able to get the help and support they need.

The Friends of NDA is useful, informative and fun for those who are members. As a Friend, you will receive a regular newsletter updating you on the work of the charity. You will receive invites to the Friends of NDA social events, such as our popular lectures from high profile local and national speakers and trips to Norwich Theatre Royal to access shows with support for those with hearing loss.

 

If you are not yet a Friend of NDA, why not join us? An annual subscription for an individual is just £15 and an annual joint subscription is £28. To join, please contact the office, download an application from our website under the “Supporting Us” section or complete the short application form in our Friends of NDA leaflet.

How to help the NDA

If you do not wish to join our Friends of NDA scheme or donate but still want to help NDA and have some spare time, why not volunteer? If you would like to join our busy team of volunteers, we run a training course to prepare you for the role. The training provides new volunteers with a great opportunity to develop listening skills, to learn about hearing loss, hearing aids and their maintenance, confidentiality, boundaries, safeguarding and much more.

All volunteers enjoy excellent on-going training, regular group support sessions, individual supervision and paid expenses. All our volunteers are subject to Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check. To have an initial discussion about our current volunteer opportunities, please contact our Services Co-ordinator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Practical Information

NDA is situated a short walk from the railway station in Norwich, and is served by regular bus routes (see www.travelineeastanglia.co.uk).  There is free parking available outside the office building.  Our premises are fully accessible and we have a loop system in our clinic room.  Some of our staff are able to communicate in BSL.

Times for attending the NDA

For up to date news and information on all our services, please visit the NDA’s website: www.norfolkdeaf.org.uk.  

  • General Office: 8:30am-5:30pm weekdays.  Please call 01603 404440.

  • Hearing Aid Maintenance Clinic at 120 Thorpe Road: Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Thursdays 10am-1pm.  No appointment needed.

  • Assistive Listening Devices Clinic at 120 Thorpe Road: Thursdays 10am-1pm.  No appointment needed.

  • Hearing Aid Users Support Group: Every other Friday, 10am-11:30am.  Please call the NDA or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • BSL Practice Group: Every other Wednesday, 11:30am-1pm.  Please call the NDA or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Hush Club (Hard of Hearing Club): Last Tuesday of the month 2pm-4pm.  Please call the NDA or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.  Events calendar is also on the NDA website.

  • Tinnitus Support Group: Meets monthly, attendance must be booked in advance. Please call the NDA or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.  Events calendar is also on the NDA website.

  • Home Visits: Please call the NDA or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange.

  • Befriending: Please call the NDA or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange.

  • Community Based and Mobile Clinics: Please call the NDA or see the NDA website for timetables.

  • Deaf Awareness Training: Please call the NDA or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss.

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