Guernsey Hearing Matters 2015

GHM15 is taking place on Saturday 18 April 2015, 10.30 to 4.00 at St John’s Ambulance Hall in the Rohais. The event is for adults and children – for everyone who has a hearing loss, works or lives with someone with a hearing loss or has an interest in promoting good communication for all. For the first time, the Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association are bringing together organisations from the UK – Action on Hearing Loss (RNID), Connevans, The Menieres Society, and the Auditory Implant Centre from the University of Southampton to join local Hearing Aid providers, and charities and organisations such as the Guernsey Deaf Children’s Society, Health Information Guernsey, Guernsey Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and the Police Liaison Officers for the Deaf. There will be a lip-reading challenge and an interactive message board.

The event will be opened by Dr Lorraine Gailey, Chief Executive of Hearing Link in Eastbourne, who will be talking about the Self Management Programmes which could be coming to Guernsey.

Our Disability Champion, Arrun Wilkie, will be coming, as well as the new Disability Officer.  Local Social Workers, Speech and Language Therapists and other health professionals have expressed their interest in attending along with some of the Residential Care Home staff who have taken part in GHHA’s Digital Listeners Project.

The kitchens will be open, serving teas and coffees and light lunches. Children’s entertainment will be provided by a balloon man and a face painter.  The Signing Choir will be performing.

Parking by kind permission of Waitrose in the Rohais.

More details to follow in due course, but please put this date in your diary! For further information, please email Nikki Stephens (Chair of GHHA) on guernseyhha@gmail.com

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