Hear to Help – Help to Hear

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Launch of a new Online Shop for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the South West of the UK.

The Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (CfD) is excited to announce that they have joined with a long-term supplier, Sarabec, to create a CfD Shop online to provide assistive technology for people with hearing loss throughout the South West. 

David Melling, Director of CfD, said “During lockdown and working from home, I have become even more aware of the isolation that Deaf and Hard of Hearing people can experience. Door alerts and amplified phones are much needed items to ensure contact with the outside world as hearing loss is well known to cause loneliness and isolation. Working with Sarabec, whom we have source supplies of equipment for over 30 years, we came to create the CfD Shop! Our aim is to bring more awareness of this equipment to those who need it and ensure Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are not left isolated in this crisis.

While we have created this shop, we are still continuing to provide an equipment service for the residents of Bristol, funded by Bristol City Council. We will continue to provide free assessments and installation of equipment. The CfD Shop allows CfD to take its brand further into the UK to explore new avenues and therefore continuing to provide awareness and support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People”.

Colin Foxton, MD of Sarabec said “The proposal to work with CfD on an online shop could not have come at a better time as we have been exploring this venture for some time. It was certainly a challenge during lockdown creating a new venture but CfD worked hard creating the outline of the shop. Their passion for supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are second to none. The relationship between Sarabec and CfD has always been good and so we are very excited to continue this and explore new avenues together”.

To find out more about the online shop and how the CfD and Sarabec Shop team can help, please contact us in one of the following ways:

Website: www.cfdshop.org.uk
Phone: 01642 247789
Text (minicom): 01642 251310
Email: mail@cfdshop.org.uk 



What our clients say about us:

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…I was very satisfied with the service. The two staff were professional and easy to communicate with. They were able to explain everything clearly and quickly gave me the replacement equipment.

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Two exceptionally pleasant and helpful people – a pleasure to meet and my new doorbell is a great help. Thank you very much.