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Cyngor Cymraeg am y Fyddar is the major voluntary body in Wales concerned with deafness. Mae ein swyddfa yn lleoli yn Pontypridd, ond mae ein gwaith yn ymestyn dros Cymru i gyd.

Hefyd, rydyn ni'n cymdeithas ymbarel o sefydliadau wahanol sydd yn gwirddforol ac yn statudol sydd ymwneud a coll o clywed, ac i eu cynrychioli ynghyd, hard of hearing and deaf/blind.

Ein prif nôd yw i cefnogi gweithgareddau bydd yn helpu'r Cymry efo coll o clywed a fydd yn galliogi nhw i cael bywydau annibynol, ac llawn.

This is essential as approximately 90% of people over the age of 80 will have some degree of hearing loss. Across the UK population 10 million people currently have hearing loss – that’s 1 in every 6 people and this number will grow. By 2031 there will be more than 14.5 million people in the UK with hearing loss.

Diagnosis of hearing loss can be somewhat hit and miss with many people not being identified soon enough. This delay in getting help can have devastating consequences – it leads to high levels of isolation and exclusion and more than doubles the risk of depression in older people. Even relatively mild hearing loss nearly doubles the risk of developing dementia.

Our activities can be broken down to the following main areas:

Hard of Hearing

We currently have 20 Hard of Hearing groups set up across Wales for elderly people with acquired hearing loss. We work with local people across Wales to help them set up their own Hard of Hearing Support Groups. We provide the groups with a start-up grant and also offer advice on setting up and running the groups. We can also help with applications for ongoing funding.

Our groups usually meet on a monthly basis and help members take better control of their hearing loss, provide information and support on all aspects of their condition and gain an understanding of what help and assistive equipment they can and should expect to have access to.

To find a group available in your area, os gwelwch yn dda cliwich yma.

Or if you want to speak to us for information on our groups or any other deaf-related issues, os gwelwch yn dda cysylltwch efo ni.

Lip-reading

One of our recent projects was to train lip-reading tutors to enable them to deliver lip-reading classes and address the communication needs of the increasing numbers of people with age related hearing loss who find themselves cut off from friends, family and many of their former activities.

If you are interested in attending a lip reading class to help with your communication, we can help you! Lip reading classes are very informal and friendly but are taught by qualified tutors. It is not like school and you can learn at your own pace. Why not come along and give it a go! You’ll be surprised what you can learn.

To find a lip-reading class available in your area, os gwelwch yn dda cliwich yma.

For further details on what is happening in your area or if you wish to speak to someone, contact our project worker, Grace Garnett cysylltwch efo ni.

Communication

We provide a range of communication/interpreting services for Deaf people across Wales. This work is carried out with both private and public sectors.

Our Communication Agency has run for over 20 mlynedd. Our efficient service can help facilitate communication between private/public service personnel and deaf/hard of hearing people.

For further information or to book an interpreter cliwich yma.

Gwybodaeth a chyngor

Wales Council for Deaf People offers a number of services and equipment to Deaf, Hard of Hearing and organisations on deaf related issues.

For further information please cliwich yma.

Hyfforddiant

We provide Deaf Awareness, ymwybodaeth o synhwyraidd and Sign Language training courses. We are currently working with several Local Health boards to deliver training to their staff.

For further information cliwich yma.

Activity Weekends

We aim to secure grant funding each year to enable Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Young Adults to take part in Activity weekends to help build their social skills and confidence.

To find out more about these weekends & what’s planned for the coming year please cliwich yma.

Cyfarfod & cyfleusterau am cyfarfodydd

We have excellent meeting, conference and IT facilities available at our A1 Conference Centre in the heart of Pontypridd. For further information cliwich yma.

For all of our services, cysylltwch efo ni or phone 01443 485687 or email us at: mail@wcdeaf.org.uk.

We look forward to speaking to you soon!

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