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Hearing and Sight Care

sensorycentre.org.uk

Photograph of Hearing and Sight Care(Previously called Caithness Deaf Care)

What we do:-
Work in partnership with NHS Audiology, Deaf Services and Hearing Support Team and Sight Action
Provide practical help and advice on hearing and sight loss at 2 drop-in centres in Wick and Thurso
Information, demonstration and procurement of environmental aids to assist daily living
Referrals to
- NHS Audiology for review/adjustment of hearing aid
- Deaf Services Team for specialist equipment in the home relating to hearing loss
- Sight Action for specialist equipment to enable independent daily living
Routine hearing aid upkeep, supply and fitting tubing and NHS battery issue and sale of private hearing aid batteries
Staff and trained volunteers visit nursing/care/residential homes, local hospitals or the housebound
Quarterly Rural Clinics in outreach areas[/list]
Opening Times:
Wick: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10.00am - 2.00pm
Thurso: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 10.00am - 2.00pm

E-mail
hsc@sensorycentre.org.uk

Contact
Wick Office
The Sensory Centre
23 Telford Street
Wick
KW1 5EQ
Tel: 01955 606170

Contact
Thurso Office
The Sensory Centre
9 Riverside Place
Thurso
KW14 8BZ
Tel: 01847 895636



News for Hearing and Sight Care

Hearing and Sight Care - closing of centres in Thurso and Wick
In light of the recent advice from NHS Highland in relation to the Coronavirus we have decided to close both of our drop-in centres in Wick and Thurso.  This is an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus and keep our service users and staff safe and well.  
Sight Action campaigner Rhoda Grant ‘delighted' NHS Highland has backtracked over plans to discontinueThumbnail for article : Sight Action campaigner Rhoda Grant ‘delighted' NHS Highland has backtracked over plans to discontinue
Sight Action campaigner Rhoda Grant ‘delighted' NHS Highland has backtracked over plans to see its alliance with Sight Action severed.   MSP Rhoda Grant has said she is ‘delighted' that NHS Highland has back-tracked over plans to see its successful and long-standing alliance with Sight Action severed.  
Sight Action's Short Sharp Campaign Success To Be Celebrated With Supporter Rhoda Grant MSPThumbnail for article : Sight Action's Short Sharp Campaign Success To Be Celebrated With Supporter Rhoda Grant MSP
Sight Action asks MSP Rhoda Grant to co-host thank you reception for clients and politicians who campaigned to save an established model of support services delivered by Sight Action.   A THANK YOU reception is being thrown for clients and politicians who campaigned to save an established model of support services Sight Action delivers.  
MSP determined to help in the fight to save Highlands and Islands charity - Third sector groups await decision on fundingThumbnail for article : MSP determined to help in the fight to save Highlands and Islands charity - Third sector groups await decision on funding
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has tabled a motion for debate in the Scottish Parliament in a bid to save a local charity, Sight Action, as NHS Highland make funding cuts and re-design services for the blind and visually impaired.   It was indicated to Mrs Grant at the end of last year that Sight Action's valuable services to almost 3,000 blind or visually impaired adults and children will no longer continue past the 31st March 2020.  
Service To Blind People In Doubt As Sight Action Cannot Get Sufficient Funds From NHS Highland
Funding cuts will take toll on support for visually impaired children and adults in the Highlands and Islands.   THOUSANDS of vulnerable people will be failed if NHS Highland refuses to properly fund a rehabilitation service for adults and children with blindness and impaired vision in the Highlands and the Western Isles.  

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