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Deaf and Hard of Hearing


The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Network (Borders)

A group of people with hearing impairments who meet on a regular basis.

The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Network (Borders) (DHHN) is a group of people with hearing impairments who meet on a regular basis to:

  • Discuss issues of interest and concern to the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Develop an information centre as a resource for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Provide informal support through meetings, telephone/fax/minicom and email contact
  • To raise public awareness of deafness and the difficulties experienced by deaf and hard of hearing people

DHHN is open to anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing or has an interest in deaf and hard of hearing issues. The group meets on a regular basis in the office of the Borders Disability Forum.

Activities

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Network (Borders) committee meets every six weeks to discuss issues that will affect the deaf and hard of hearing. Such as access in buildings, loop systems installed, visual fire alarms, making sure information that is provided is in plain English and any other issues that may arise concerning the deaf and hard of hearing

Resource Centre

In the Borders Disability Forum Office there are a number of items on show such as telephones with amplifiers, vibrating alarm clocks, TV listening aids and visual/chiming doorbells. These items can be tried for two weeks at home to make sure that the item will be suitable for your needs. There will be a member of the network present in the office on a Wednesday morning from 10am till 12noon.