Publicly funded NHS & social care services
Publicly funded NHS & social care services

Hearing and Vision Team

Hearing and Vision Team

The workers in this team have skills, knowledge and experience to support and assist people with poor hearing and/or vision. Some staff are trained in British Sign Language, and we also have a rehabilitation officer who specialises in working with visually impaired people.

Who is this service for?

The workers in this team have skills, knowledge and experience to support and assist people who are:

  • Deaf
  • Visually impaired
  • Have an acquired hearing loss
  • Have both visual and hearing impairment – dual sensory loss

How does this service work / what's involved in this service?

Our Hearing and Vision Service:

  • Provides advice and information
  • Discusses the impact of sensory loss on everyday life e.g. communication, getting around safely, daily living tasks, keeping in touch
  • Aims to maintain or regain independence, safety and quality of life
  • Builds on abilities and finds ways of managing difficult tasks
  • May offer training, care or support services, or equipment to maintain independence (please note, there may be a charge)
  • Offers support to carers

How do I access this service?

You can refer yourself to this service, or ask a friend, family member or health care professional to help you do so.

Please note that referrals can only be made with the permission of the person wanting to use the service.

Telephone 01225 396000 and select ‘Option 2’ to make a referral.

In what areas is this service available?

We currently offer this service in the Bath & North East Somerset area.

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Locations

St. Martin's Hospital
Phone:
01225 396000
Please use this number for all referrals to this service (select Option 2 from the call menu)
Location:
St. Martin's Hospital
Clara Cross Lane
Bath
BA2 5RP
Open:
Monday - Friday
10.00am - 5.00pm

Please note that this is an admin office for referrals.
Keynsham Health Centre
Phone:
01225 395331
For enquiries
Text:
07812260515
For enquiries
Location:
Keynsham Health Centre
Saint Clements Road,
Keynsham, Bristol
BS31 1AF
Open:
8.30am - 5.00pm from Monday to Thursday

8.30am - 4.30pm on Fridays

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