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New club for people with hearing loss
A NEW club has been set up to help reduce the isolation that may be felt by people in Salisbury with hearing loss.
Action on Hearing Loss has started the Hear to Meet project, which will give people who are deaf or hard of hearing the opportunity to relax, socialise and share their experiences with people who understand, while enjoying a tea or coffee.
Project co-ordinator Gil Drayson said: “Hearing loss can be isolating – especially if you’re struggling to hear everyday conversations with friends and family.
“We’re delighted to launch our new Hear to Meet club to give people in Salisbury the chance to meet and make friends with others who understand how hearing loss affects their everyday lives.”
The club is also looking for volunteers with good organisational skills to come forward to help out.
Funded by Salisbury City Council and the Ted and Dorothy Banfield Charitable Trust, Hear to Meet will train local volunteers to help run the project. The club will meet on the second Wednesday of the month at the Salvation Army Hall, Salt Lane, from 10am to 11.30am.