Hear Here project

The Hear Here project is an initiative in the Diocese of Chichester to support those with hearing loss.

The Hear Here project is an initiative to support those with hearing loss in the Diocese of Chichester. The project also won the Faith Action Health Award 2018 in the Diocese of Guildford.

Hear Here trains volunteer Hearing Champions in basic hearing aid maintenance. These volunteers can then offer the community a drop-in clinic, usually held at a pre-existing social event, such as a coffee morning or food bank.

Hear Here can be part of your church’s mission and outreach to the community. It provides a local and convenient service for hearing aid users, who often have to travel for over an hour to access a similar but essential service. Hear Here takes the pressure off NHS resources and time. Many people come back for companionship!

Please contact Amber Jackson, Hear Here co-ordinator for more information about hosting a drop-in clinic or to be notified of the next volunteer training session.

Hearing Champions training will include:

a) checking the hearing aid is working

b) replacing the battery

c) cleaning tubes and fitting new tubbing

d) information about audiology pathways in your area.

The leaflet below provides you with further information on the project and what is required of Hearing Champions, along with hosting a clinic.

Please contact Amber Jackson, Hear Here co-ordinator for more information on hosting a drop-in clinic or to be notified of the next volunteer training session at amber.jackson@togetherinsussex.org.uk or 07384113600