Sight and Hearing service and Devon Sensory Team (Devon County Council)

The See Hear Centre has changed its name to the Sight and Hearing service of, part of the local charity Living Options Northern Devon. The team provide practical information as a free resource for people with hearing and visual impairment They provide equipment demonstrations and loans where you can ‘try before you buy’.

Due to the pandemic, the team offer a telephone / email / digital service and will soon be moving to Roundswell Community Centre to see people face-to-face by appointment only.

Living Options Devon provide many other services for those who are disabled, living with long term health conditions or who are part of the Deaf community using British Sign Language.

Further information can be found at www.livingoptions.org

Telephone 01392 459222

Email info@livingoptions.org.

SMS – 07856 426940

Devon Sensory Team (Devon County Council)

Devon Sensory Team provides support and advice to people who:

  • are visually impaired
  • are Deaf
  • have an acquired hearing loss
  • are deafblind (sometimes known as a dual sensory impairment – a significant combination of hearing and sight loss).

All our staff will work with you, and your family or carers, to help you to live as independently as possible.

ROHIs – Rehabilitation Officers with people who are Hearing Impaired – offer expert advice in any area where your hearing impairment is causing difficulties. They deal with any degree of hearing loss and work closely with other organisations such as hospital audiology departments, employers and job centres.

The Outreach Sensory Service  – Staff run clinics in locations around West DevonTorridge and Dartmouth and Kingsbridge on a regular timetable, offering a free, confidential and impartial service for people with a hearing or visual impairment.

For more information about the Devon Sensory Team, contact Care Direct on:

Tel/textphone: 0345 1551 007

Email: csc.caredirect@devon.gov.uk
Web: www.devon.gov.uk

Sound Base is an advice and information centre, run by the Devon Sensory Team, providing information about equipment and organisations for people with hearing difficulties.

Visits to Sound Base can be either on an informal drop-in basis on Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-1pm or by appointment at other times, dependent on staff availability, at the address below:

Alice Vieland Centre
Bull Meadow Road
Exeter
EX2 4JF

Tel: 01392 424018 (voice/textphone) to book

Email: soundbase@devon.gov.uk

Last updated: July 2, 2021