See Hear Centre and the Sensory Team

The Audiology department works closely with the See Hear Centre and the Devon County Council’s Sensory Team.

See Hear Centre

The See Hear Centre, part of the local charity Living Options Devon, which is a free resource for people with sight of hearing loss. They provide equipment demonstrations and loans where you can ‘try before you buy’. The team provide practical information for those with hearing and visual impairment.

Opening times – 9am – 5pm Tuesdays, other days by appointment only:

19a Alexandra Road,
EX32 8BA

Telephone: 01271 373236
Mobile / text: 07831 515809

See Hear on Wheels

The See Hear Centre takes its equipment demonstration and ‘try before you buy’ loans services out into the local communities of northern Devon.

See Hear on Wheels schedule 2019 (pdf)

Managing Hearing Loss

Find out how to make the most of your hearing by attending a 2 hour session on 4 consecutive weeks.
Course content includes:

  • Getting, adjusting to and looking after hearing aids
  • Personal listeners and loops
  • Equipment for everyday situations
  • Other support options including technology
  • Introduction to lip reading
  • Tinnitus – what it is an how to manage it

Please contact us for more information and dates.

Donations gratefully received.

The See Hear Centre,
19A Alexandra Road,
Barnstaple EX32 8BA

Phone: 01271 373236
Text: 07831 515809

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


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

Tel: 01392 424018 (voice/textphone) to book


Last updated: August 16, 2019