Help for those whose hearing is impaired
Updated: Aug 12
If you haven't yet come across
Open Ears, check out the website – openears.org.uk. The charity is offering help to people isolated due to the pandemic.
‘Our aim is to encourage everyone who lives with hearing loss to reach their potential and grow in their Christian lives’.
Open Ears is a non-denominational Christian charity for people who have various degrees of impaired hearing, mainly (but not exclusively) those who communicate orally, assisted by hearing aids or cochlear implants and lip-reading.
The charity aims to provide accessible fellowship, Bible teaching, prayer support and pastoral care, to produce informative literature and a quarterly magazine called Hearing Eye. It may also give a proportion of our donated income to specified Christian charities and other organisations involved in supporting people with hearing loss.
Although residential events have been put on hold until 2022, Open Ears is running conferences via Zoom every three months. These conferences have full subtitles. Also, there is an Open Ears Fellowship Group on Facebook which people can join. Contact the Administrator via the website for more details.
Open Ears offers pastoral care upon request via emails and is happy to hear from people as to how they’re getting on, especially if they are feeling isolated or lonely at the this time: ‘Although we are unable to visit you, do remember – there is a network of prayer support available.’