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All aboard the East Sussex Deaf Outreach Bus!

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The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre’s (ESHRC) mobile bus is making the rounds in the region, offering advice, information and support to those who are suffering from hearing loss.

The bus will be in Rye on May 2nd, parked in the car park for Budgens from 10.30 to 15.30 GMT. This full-length bus travels across rural communities in the south-east of England to give full advice on all the different aspects of deafness such as hearing tests, ear protection and hearing aids.

The bus will be accessible for wheelchair users, whilst there will also be flashing doorbells, amplified phones, smoke alarms and textphones in order to help those with hearing conditions. Representatives and carers from the ESHRC and Adult Social Care unit will be on hand to help. The service, which is run with the ASC and is supported by the Department of Health, is complete free and so local residents are being encouraged to give the bus a visit.

The ESHRC was founded back in 1993 and is primarily funded by various primary care trusts, donations and grants. The team behind the ESHRC is unique because most of their nine staff members and 100 volunteers are either deaf or have hearing loss issues. The ESHRC primarily deals with all things related to deafness, but will specialise in deaf technology, lip-reading, sign language, hearing aids, home visits, and hearing screening tests.

Other areas that the bus is set to travel to include the Meridian Centre Car Park in Peacehaven on May 9th, the Quintin Centre Car Park in Hailsham on May 16th and Cliffe High Street in Lewes on May 30th. Be sure to check their official website here for a full list of dates and locations.

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