Sight and hearing difficulties

The Brighton & Hove sensory services team provides specialist information, advice, assessments and equipment to support independence for people of any age with a visual or hearing impairment. 

We will accept referrals from individuals with sight or hearing difficulties, their friends or family or other professionals. Please note this is not a drop in service and initial contact should be made by telephone, letter or email.

If you are looking for a Personal Assistant (PA), the Support with Confidence scheme or the PA Noticeboard may be able to help you.

More information

The Low Vision Clinic can support with assessments related to sight.

The Royal London Society for the Blind also has some useful information.

To find out more about issues which may affect you, visit