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Your Sight and Hearing

Our specialist team offer free support, impartial advice and equipment information in relation to living with sight loss, hearing loss and tinnitus.

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Free Support and impartial advice

When our sight or hearing isn’t one hundred percent the things we want to do become harder which can affect our mood and motivation to do things.

Our specialist See Hear team offers free support, impartial advice, and equipment information about living with sight loss, hearing loss, and tinnitus. Helping you do everyday things more easily.

Equipment to loan

We have a wide range of equipment that you can loan for one week to try out at home so that you can find out what is best for you. We can then advise you on prices and where to purchase the equipment you choose.

Please explore the website for more information, including useful links to our partner and specialist organisations.

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Support and advice from the See Hear Team
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Sensory Loss

Some of the problems you might be experiencing daily that our skilled and trained team can support you with. Contact us today, we are here to help.

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Your Support Services

Living Options Devon Keep Active

Our team supports anybody with a disability, or long term health condition to get active and keep active both body and mind.

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Time To Talk

Our free, confidential listening support and advice helpline, for those with a disability, long term health condition or Deaf people who use BSL.

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The Hub

Your first point of contact with Living Options Devon, our friendly Hub team connects you to the support services, advice, and information that you need.

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Devon Disability Network (DDN)

Enabling disabled and Deaf people to campaign and be involved in developing the support services they need.

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Countryside Mobility

Providing easy access to the countryside for anyone who has difficulty walking, through an off road mobility scooter hire scheme
Explore the South West with freedom and ease.

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Deaf Get Active and Volunteer

Get Active with us or support others to get into sport through volunteering.

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Counselling Service

6 free sessions of accessible counselling to people with a disability and members of the Deaf community (British Sign Language Users) across Devon.

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See Hear Centre

Our North Devon hub supporting you with information, advice and equipment for sight and hearing loss.

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Heritage Ability

Our team works with heritage sites across the south west supporting them in improving the customer experience for disabled people and Deaf people who use British Sigh Language

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Your Stories

David’s Story

“When I was diagnosed I went through a very difficult time. I felt despair and self pity. I thought I would not be able to do anything for myself. See Hear gave me hope and inspired me”.

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Mary’s Story

“I am grateful for the help applying for a job”

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William’s Story

I didn’t know what to expect or if they would be able to help me. When I got there it was fabulous. The equipment you can try out and hire makes all the difference.

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Zoe’s Story

‘’Living Options Devon, gave me my life back.’’

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Your Campaigns

Disabled People Against Cuts’

How you can get involved in Disabled People Against Cuts’ Day of Action on Monday 1 March.

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Autistic and Learning Disabled people asked to help improve Test and Trace

NHS Test and Trace to conduct research into the experience and accessibility of getting a test for coronavirus for Autistic and / or Learning Disabled people. 

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Teignbridge Housing Strategy Consultation

Teignbridge District Council would like to hear your views on their draft housing strategy. It sets out what they plan to do to tackle local housing issues.

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Lockdown 3 – Your Feedback Needed

We want to understand your experiences of the pandemic. What could make it better? Please take five minutes to complete our online survey

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UK Disability Survey

The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a National Strategy for Disabled People. The publication is planned for […]

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Access for All in Retail

Calling on retailers to make their stores accessible for deaf people and those with hearing loss

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Our News

Dave’s Epic Lockdown Challenge

Dave’s almost rowed the distance from Exeter to Newcastle, help him reach the finish line and his fundraising target by sponsoring him today.

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Lockdown Quiz Night

Need something to look forward to? Then join us on Friday 26th February at 7.30 pm for our first-ever online quiz night.

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Our Voices Group

The ‘our voices’ group urges the government to put disabled people and disabled people organisations at the heart of engagement and offers to work with them to support the development of the National Disability Strategy.

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Let’s Start Talking #TimeToTalk Day

Thursday the 4th February is Time to Talk Day and the focus this year is on the power of small. Having […]

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What is Tinnitus?

What is Tinnitus? Ringing, music, or buzzing in your ears? You are not alone. One in ten people has ongoing persistent sounds in their ears that are not due to external noise. These sensations are known as ‘tinnitus’.

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The See Hear Centre is on the move this Spring

Local charity service which offers free support to people with sight and hearing loss, has to vacate its premises in Barnstaple before the end of March.

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