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Fax: 01603 404433
Email: nda@norfolkdeaf.org.uk






News and Announcements


Fundraising Parachute Jump

For 2017 we have an exciting, if a slightly scary, challenge for the brave amongst you! We we will be hosting a Tandem Parachute Jump on Sunday 14th May 2017at Ellough Airfield, Beccles to raise funds for the NDA. We are looking for people to volunteer to take part in this wonderful opportunity. 


Following a short pre-jump briefing, you will enjoy the thrill of free fall and even learn the basics of steering and landing a modern ‘square’ gliding parachute, while securely attached to a highly experienced instructor. All you need to do is smile and enjoy your skydive! With a tandem parachute specially designed for two people, you will board an aircraft and soar to around 13,000 feet (approximately two miles high!). When you and your instructor leave the plane, you will fall at about 120 mph, descending to 5,000 feet in around 40 seconds. At this point, your instructor will open the parachute and fly you safely back to earth! During the six minutes or so under the parachute, you will enjoy breathtaking and unique views of the local area and beyond. We guarantee that your tandem skydive will be one of the greatest experiences of your life. 

Our brave ‘Jumpers’ are each being asked to raise a total of £400. This consists of £50 to register your place, a further £150 to cover the cost of the jump and then ‘matching’ the costs with a minimum £200 sponsorship for NDA. It would be lovely to have as many jumpers and supporters joining us for this event, which has been booked to coincide with Deaf Awareness Week 2017. 


If you would like to sign up for this exciting event, please follow the link: http://ukparachuting.co.uk/charity_event/10591/


If you would like to support those jumping for NDA, you can sponsor the team by click the Virgin MoneyGiving button:


Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving


Glorious Gressenhall

Our summer outing to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse was a wonderful day in the Norfolk countryside.  Dr Jan Pitman, Education Manager, gave us a highly informative talk all about the workhouse, and then we had free time to wander round and explore.  Some of us took the opportunity to go on a horse and cart ride, which was a beautiful way to see the large outdoor site.  The old school room brought back memories for lots of the group, and the massive Suffolk Punch horses, the Norfolk Black pigs and the 3 month old foal were a treat to see so close up.




 HUSH! Club Goes to the Proms

Pop-up Prom

Back in Juy, HUSH! Club had a wonderful "Pop-up Prom" Concert. As you can see from the phot, It was a lot of fun. We joined in with the well-known songs, such as "Que Sera Sera", "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "Land of Hope and Glory", no name a few, and tucked into ice cream cones with flakes! 




Volunteer Visual Awareness Training 



On Wednesday 28th May, several of our volunteers enjoyed training in visual awareness in order to better understand the experience of peoiple with sight loss. Kerry Bradshaw from Guide Dogs used a variety of special glasses and other aids to simulate different forms of sight loss and our volunteers carried out some otherwise simple tasks, such as spreading butter on bread or pooring a drink. The volunteers also paired up to experience the challenges faced in moving around out of doors without the benefit of sight. Each pair took turns to be blindfolded andto be a guide.


News Archive
Transcript from our 2015 APM - 26 October 2015

 Here is a transcript for our 2015 Annual Public Meeting. It includes a very entertaining and thoughtful talk presented by Mr William Armstrong who gave account of his time as Coroner and as Sherriff of Norwich 

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Transcript from our Friends Lecture 2015 - 16 April 2015

 This year's lecture by Dr John Fitzgerald was entitled "How to test Hearing and Fit Hearing Aids in Newborn Babies and Children" which was highly informative and thought provoking. 

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Transcript of our 2014 Friends Lecture by Dr John Fitzgerald - 10 July 2014

We were fortunate this year to have Dr John Fitzgerald to give a talk about dizziness, what causes it, how does audiology assess it and how can it be treated. Click below to download a transcript of the lecture.

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Transcript from our APM - 24 October 2013

At our recent Annual Public Meeting, Dr David Baguley, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Head of Audiology at Cambridge University Hospital, gave a fascinating talk on the subject of tinnitus called "Why Tinnitus is such a problem".

The talk was transcribed live so that those with hearing loss who were present were able to share in the talk as he spoke. Please follow the link below to read the full transcript.  

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NDA Annual Review 2012 - 2013 - 24 October 2013

 NDA Annual Review 2011-2012 : Thank you to everyone for your invaluable support. You enabled us to deliver our services to an incresing number of deaf and hard of hearing people in Norfolk.

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NDA Moved in June 2013 to New Premises - 29 August 2013


120 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RT

To view a map click here

Our telephone number, fax number and email addresses are unchanged. 

The Tuesday Hearing Aid clinic are held the new premises every Tuesday between 10am and Noon

The Thursday Assistive Listening Devices clinic are held at the new premises every Thursday between 10am and 1pm

20 Years of the Norfolk Hearing Support Service - 26 April 2013

 On April 22nd the NDA celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Hearing Support Service. To see press reports about our celebrations, please follow the link. 

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Assistive Listening Device Clinic - 23 August 2012

THe Norfolk Deaf Association can now offer advice on Assistive Listening Devices. Clinic is held every Thursday morning 10.00am to 1.00pm at the NDA, 120 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RT.


Click here for further information






The Norfolk Deaf Association was founded in 1898 to look after the profoundly deaf.

Watch our video to learn more about what we do.


Cochlear Implants

For many deaf people, hearing-boosting cochlear implants are a godsend; but for others, they’re a threat to their way of life. What are they afraid of? 

Click here to read The Telegraph article "Enjoy the Silence" on Cochlear Inplants