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Durham Deafened Support

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Seventh Street, Horden, Peterlee, Co. Durham, SR8 4LX


3 non-residential rehabilitation weeks per year. These rehabilitation weeks are for people who are not coping with hearing loss.  Sudden or gradual, slight, or profound, hearing loss can have a traumatic effect, leading to depression, paranoia, and other mental health problems.  <br />1:1 and family support for those with acquired hearing loss. This entails going to the family home, learning the family, children included about how we can hear some things and not others, if required teaching basic BSL so they can learn together, something they have not done for a long time. <br />Local Community Support Groups including Lip Reading.<br />Walking for Health.  These are held every 2 weeks throughout the summer months. <br />Crafts. A diverse range of crafts from 3 different session providers. One of these is for people who have dual sensory loss.<br />Try Before You Buy Service supported by Sarabec, Hear4You and BT.  DDS demonstrates hearing aid compatible phones, personal listeners, and other useful equipment in people’s homes. <br />Tinnitus Support – 1:1 and Group Support available <br />Help with completion of benefit forms for those with hearing loss including PIP, AA etc.  Our support worker has been very successful in supporting these claims as well as blue badge, bus passes etc.  <br />Cochlear Implant (CI) Friendship Groups are held quarterly. These are for people who want to learn more about the procedure, those who have a CI, and the people on the CI program.<br />Assistance for those with BAHA aids <br />Approved battery distribution centre for those who have their hearing aids from Peterlee and Hartlepool NHS Trust<br />BSL Courses <br />Signposting Service to other organizations who may be able to help e.g. debt advisors, housing etc. <br />Training in deaf awareness and communication skills, bespoke sessions free to NHS staff<br />Social Events to bring people together with hearing loss e.g. subtitled film club etc.<br />Specialist Groups for those with dual sensory loss<br />Yoga/ Tai Chi<br />Specialist Group for those with balance problems.


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Email Address:

Session Carried out:

group Groups and individual

Response Time:

time Responds within 72 hours

Services Provided by:

Male staff or volunteers Male and female staff or volunteers

Services Provided for:

gender For men and women


concessions No concessions


  All services are free

Session With:

individual In person
phone Over the phone
online Online


disable Disabled access
dogs Guide Dogs Permitted
hearing Hearing Loop
water On-site toilets
parking On-site parking

DBS Record:

Service or Staff or volunteers have valid DBS checks

Valid Insurance

No Professional Body Membership

Referral Type:

self referral Self referrals
gp referral GP referrals
onward referral Onward referrals

Referral taken from:

location Available in England

Local Authorities:

location Darlington
location County Durham

Opening Hours

Day Open Close
Monday 09:00 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 17:00
Thursday 09:00 17:00
Friday 09:00 16:30
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

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