ESHRC - East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre

Welcome to the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre Website

Registered Charity Number 1101140

Chief Executive
David Rowan


The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity aiming to improve the quality of life for Deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex

We have 'drop-in days' on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10am - 4pm.  Appointments available on request on other days.


Thank you to everyone who helped make Deaf Awareness Week such a success - we really appreciate your support...

On Friday afternoon we welcomed Stephen Lloyd MP to our centre - our new patron!  He said, 
“Having been hard of hearing from a child and having grown up with deafness, I’m well aware of just how important it is for a charity to be available in supporting people with a hearing loss. It’s a pleasure to be asked to become a patron. I’ve known East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre for many years and they do great work in our lovely town and throughout the county”.


Your chance to tell us what you think...
East Sussex County Council are re-commissioning community services for adults with sensory impairments.  To help us provide the best possible services for you in future, we would like to ask you a few questions... Click here to access our short Spring 2019 Customer Survey... thank you so much!


Visit CLIVe our outreach bus in lovely Northiam on Thursday 30 May, 10.30am-3.30pm, The Surgery Car Park, TN31 6ND... FREE NHS hearing aid batteries and hearing aid maintenance, plus initial hearing screening tests and hearing assistive equipment to discover... No appointment needed, just turn up and meet our friendly team...

Click image for full 2019 outreach schedule

Treasurer Trustee needed

We are currently seeking a Treasurer Trustee to join our existing Board of Trustees at a particularly exciting and significant period in our growth and development. 

The Board is responsible for governing the charity: offering direction and strategy; ensuring the charity complies with the governing document and acts in the charity's best interests; that resources are managed responsibly; to ensure the charity is accountable; and that services are delivered to the highest possible standards. 

The primary focus of the Treasurer would be to assist and support the Board in monitoring the financial administration of the charity and reporting in compliance with the governing document. 

Proven financial knowledge, understanding and experience is essential for this position (AAT qualification preferred).

Trustees meetings are held bi-monthly, usually on a Wednesday afternoon.

If you feel that this role may be for you, then please contact David Rowan, Chief Executive on 01323 722505 for more information and an application form.  Alternatively, please click here for full details.

Please note that our monthly drop-in sessions for BSL users are held on the first Thursday of the month at our Eastbourne centre, 8 St Leonard's Road; 9am - 11am. 
Next session - 7th June

Interested in joining one of our Hard of Hearing Support Groups? The groups provide a friendly, relaxed environment where members can meet other deaf or hard of hearing people for a tea or coffee.  Guest speakers, quizzes, raffles, discussions, and information and advice.  New members are very welcome - click here for more information or call/email or just turn up on the day.

- Bexhill-on-Sea - Crowborough - Eastbourne - Hastings - Lewes - Polegate -

Lipreading classes in Uckfield - with tutor Barbara Harding

Friendly and enjoyable mixed ability classes at Uckfield Civic Centre, TN22 1AE on Mondays from 10.00am to 11.30am (term-time only)

Please contact us for full details - 01323 722505 -

Volunteering news... Our latest volunteering opportunities are available to view here or contact Glynwen Chetcuti on 01323 722505 /
Drop-in sessions at our Eastbourne Centre
 every Tuesday and Wednesday
FREE Hearing Aid Maintenance (HAM) and battery replacements plus equipment demonstrations, information and support available from our Resource Centre at:
8 St Leonard's Road, Eastbourne from 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 4pm.

   We also provide HAM support at venues throughout East Sussex - contact us or see our Outreach page for more information.

PLEASE NOTE - Our free Hearing Aid Maintenace and battery replacement service is only available to those who have obtained their hearing aid(s)
from the following NHS Audiology Departments: 
Park Practice, Hampden park, Eastbourne or Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea. 
You will need to bring your brown NHS book with you to enable us to provide this service.

We are very sorry if this means we cannot help you.
We suggest you contact your hearing aid provider for support or make an appointment to see your GP to discuss a referral to your local NHS Audiology Department.


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