Help with sight or hearing loss

What our specialists can offer
  • An assessment of your needs (an opportunity to discuss the ways your sight/hearing loss affects you)
  • Demonstration of aids/equipment that can make everyday activities/tasks easier and information on accessing these products
  • Advice and techniques to make everyday activities/tasks easier
  • Mobility training to give you the confidence and skills to go out independently
  • Information about clubs, support groups, services and concessions for people with sight/hearing loss
  • Details of support services for carers of people with sight/hearing loss
  • Information on services to help you in your workplace

Managing sight loss

Managing Sensory Loss

Managing Sight Loss - Advice for everyday living booklets:

These booklets will point you in the right direction to get that help and support

British Sign Language

The Deaf Services Team are a specialist team of social workers and care managers with sign language skills. The team works with deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL), and are 18 and over, in Hampshire.

This includes deaf sign language users with other disabilities such as learning/physical disabilities, mental health problems, alcohol/drug misuse, deaf blind people who use BSL and deaf people who are vulnerable.

What we can do:

  • assess your care and support needs
  • help you to find ways to solve your care and support needs
  • provide some support/care services
  • provide some equipment
  • authorise rail cards and provide disability registration cards
  • give you information about other agencies working with deaf people
  • give you details of where to find BSL/English interpreters

We can also provide information and support to other professionals working with deaf people with additional disabilities

We also work with deaf children in transition.

Book a sight or hearing test

Before booking an appointment with the team, you must have the cause of your sight loss/hearing loss diagnosed. If you have not had a hearing test (within the last 5 years) or been to the eye department at the hospital please speak to your GP. Sensory Loss Team are unable to offer medical advice/treatment, hearing aids or glasses.

Contact us

Sensory Professional Advisors Team

This team will happily answer your questions and make a referral to your local team:

Phone 0300 555 1386
Email adult.services@hants.gov.uk
Textphone 0300 555 1390

Deaf Services Team

If you are interested in learning Sign Language you may want to search the internet for sign language courses run by various organisations and businesses or use the Action on Hearing Loss (RNID) website

Phone 01962 846601

Email deaf.services.team@hants.gov.uk
Minicom 01962 846601
Fax 01962 814607
SMS 07797 877 012