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British Sign Language (BSL) Courses Levels 1, 2 and 3, and Taster Courses

Hi Kent runs British Sign Language courses (Levels 1, 2 and 3, and Taster Courses) throughout the year using Tutors whose students achieve an outstanding record of success. Courses are held at venues throughout Kent with daytime and evening options.

To hear what our BSL students say about our classes click here.

Level 1 Course Details/How to apply

Level 2 Course Details/How to apply

Pre-Level 3 Details/How to apply

Level 3 Course Details/How to apply

Taster Course Details

Deaf Awareness Courses

Hi Kent can provide Deaf Awareness training for any front-line staff whose job brings them into contact with members of the public. The Course lasts half a day, and the information is presented in an enjoyable, inclusive style that staff will engage with and find invaluable. The course can be delivered anywhere in the South East region, mornings/afternoons/evenings or weekends, and will help your workforce to provide an even better service for those one in six members of the community who have a hearing loss.

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Lipreading Classes

We run weekly Lipreading classes all over the county, the majority of which are free of charge.  Learning to Lipread greatly improves confidence, enabling a person with a hearing loss to regain the ability to take part in conversations, meetings and participate in social activities.

To hear what our Lipreading students say about our classes click here.

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Tinnitus Groups

Our support groups for people with tinnitus have bee meeting regularly in Maidstone, Ashford and Pembury.  We have added new meetings in new locations for 2017.  The groups have been set up to allow people with tinnitus to meet together, share experiences and access information. About 10% of adults, or 6 million people in the UK, have constant mild tinnitus.  Up to 70% of people aged over 70 have tinnitus, so there is a real need for these groups. Attendance is free of charge.  

ASHFORD GROUP

Next date to be arranged

At the The Small Hall, St Mary's Community Centre, Rylands Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9LH.  

CROWBOROUGH TINNITUS GROUP

Friday 19th January 2018 2pm-4pm - Tai Chi taster session at Crowborough Community Centre Cafe, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1FE

CANTERURY TINNITUS SUPPORT GROUP

Friday 24th November 2017 2-4pm - sharing and information session at Room 1, Northgate Ward Community Centre, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YX

Friday 18th May 2018 2-4pm - sharing and information session at Room 1, Northgate Ward Community Centre, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YX

DOVER TINNITUS GROUP

Friday 20th April 2018 2pm-4pm - speaker to be arranged at Sports Pavilion, Whitfield Recreation Ground, Cranleigh Drive, Dover, CT16 3NN

FAVERSHAM TINNITUS GROUP

Friday 2nd February 2018 2pm-4pm - 'Sharing and Information session' at Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP

MAIDSTONE GROUP

Friday 3rd November 2017 2pm-4pm - Interim Meeting with talk by Nadia Donald NHS Hearing Therapist and ENT nurse at Hi Kent, 18 Brewer Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1RU 

Friday 9th February 2018 2pm-4pm - speaker to be arranged

At the United Reformed Church, 67B Week Street, Maidstone ME14 1QU 

WEST KENT - PEMBURY GROUP

Friday 19th January 2018 2pm-4pm - speaker to be arranged at Pembury Baptist Church, Romford Road, Pembury TN2 4HT

ROCHESTER TINNITUS SUPPORT GROUP

Friday 17th November 2017 2-4pm - sharing and information session at West Kent Quakers Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, ME1 1LS 

Friday 11th May 2018 2pm-4pm - speaker to be arranged - at West Kent Quakers Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, ME1 1LS 


To find out more or to let us know that you will be coming to a meeting, email enquiries@hikent.org.uk, phone 01622 691151 or text to 07795 951466.

These dates and times are correct as at 30/08/17 but may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check back here or contact us for the latest information.