The HearOn project was launched in 2003. Its aim is to help bring about an improvement in the quality of life of hard of hearing people in the West of Scotland and raise awareness of their needs in the wider community.
Just over 14% of the population is affected by hearing problems, around 98% of them fall into the category hard of hearing. For example, it is estimated that over 100,000 hard of hearing people live in and around Glasgow. This large group, many of whom are older adults, require specialist support services and facilities.
HearOn offer a range of services, for example, lipreading classes, volunteering vacancies, HoH Awareness Training, Aural Rehabilitation Service, Support Service for Elderly People and a newly established HearOn Forum.
There are some other services and facilities available to hard of hearing people through Deaf Connections that are provided by other teams, for example, there is a literacy and numeracy programme for deaf and hard of hearing people. Details of other services can be viewed in this website.
The HearOn - Hard of Hearing Services team are continually striving to develop new and existing services either as a sole provider or in partnership with others. We would welcome all constructive feedback about our services and any ideas and suggestions of new services that would benefit hard of hearing people.
Contact Carol Grice - Hard of Hearing Services Manager.
HearOn services for hard of hearing people