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Registered Charity no. 218341  |  01872 225 868  |   info@hearinglosscornwall.org

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Deafness, the hidden disability

Signposting and support

Hearing Loss Cornwall can provide information, advice, support or signposting to individuals or organisations on various aspects of hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Cornwall has links with other UK specialist services for the hard of hearing but is a small independent charity.

We act as an umbrella for Deaf and Hard of Hearing clubs and groups and we aim to continue to create stronger links for our d/Deaf community, to help them strengthen their presence and be able to enjoy a less isolated life.

Hearing Loss Cornwall also works in liaison with other voluntary sector organisations on any projects that will benefit our community and we are happy to share in the preparation of any events or funding bids that will have a positive impact on our community.

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Breaking down the walls of silence and enabling Deaf and Hard of Hearing people into the everyday loop of the hearing world!

Hearing Loss Cornwall aims to help retailers, businesses and organisations who know that they should provide communication support under The Equality Act 2010, but aren’t quite there at being “Deaf Aware”.

It is very difficult for a person with communication difficulties to make their needs known and many organisations remain unaware of their duty of care. We are there to ensure that hearing loop systems aren’t left unplugged, in a box or inaccessible!

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the term for the sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of any external sound. Symptoms of tinnitus are you may hear different types of sound, for example, ringing, whooshing or humming or buzzing in the ear. These can be continuous or they can come and go. The tinnitus might seem like it’s in one ear or both, in the middle of the head or even be difficult to pinpoint. Some people may think the noise is coming from outside and hunt for it until they discover it’s actually inside them!

Occasionally people have tinnitus that has a musical quality and can seem like a familiar tune or song. This generally occurs in older people who have a hearing loss and a strong musical interest. This type of tinnitus is known as musical tinnitus or musical hallucination.

New Tinnitus Support Group, Truro

For further information 

Please contact Hearing Loss Cornwall direct, if you know of someone Deaf who may need information or advice. Or find out about our Deaf Awareness Trainings or find some resources to help d/Deaf Children and Young People

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“If your reflex is everyone feels lonely sometimes, you would be right. But you would also be understating the loneliness we feel."

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