Shropshire Council

See and Hear Shropshire Exhibition 2019

See Hear 2019

See and Hear Shropshire is back for the 12th year and is bigger and better than ever!


10am - 4pm, Wednesday 15 May 2019.


Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Harlescott, SY1 4RQ

Who should attend?

The event is free and open to everyone to try out equipment and learn more about the support on offer to help improve the quality of life for those with sensory impairment, such as hearing or sight loss. It's a great opportunity for peer support, networking, gaining knowledge and sharing information with others and is important to all. It is now the biggest event of its type in the country. In 2018 76 organisations displayed information and equipment. More than 750 people attended the event in Shrewsbury.

Getting there

Entrance is free, and there will be a free dial-a-ride shuttle bus every half an hour from Shrewsbury Train Station to the Shrewsbury Sports Village, starting at 9:30am. Parking at the Sports Village site will also be free.

The 2019 programme will feature...

  • The event will be opened by Julian Jackson from Vision Bridge who last year completed his Big Blind Walk from Lands End to John O Groats. Julian will also be doing a seminar for us on the day called “Sight Loss: A Clear and Present Danger”.
  • Exhibitors offering information and advice, and demonstrations of the latest technology. Take a look at a list of the exhibitors attending this year’s event so far
  • Boccia Taster Sessions – hosted by Shropshire Disability Network
  • Seminars and Workshops covering Hate Crime & Disability, Mindfulness and Tinnitus, Deaf awareness/basic sign language and more!
  • All-ability cycling organised by Shropshire RCC
  • Hearing Aid Maintenance Clinic, run by Shrewsbury and Telford’s Audiology Department – Sponsored by Salop Leisure

Seminars and workshops

Room 1



Title and Description

10.30am – 11.30am

Sight Loss: A Clear and Present Danger - Run by Julian Jackson    

Julian outlines his own journey into blindness and introduces the extraordinary world of eye research and the world class clinicians and academics fighting to prevent sight loss, treat eye disease and restore sight for patients across the UK.

 11.45am – 12.45pm

Disability and Hate Crime - Run by Katrina Gilman

This talk is aimed at people who provide services as well as attendees affected by Hate crime, this talk will allow attendees to be able to recognise and know how to report a hate crime, reporting anonymously and on another person’s behalf. It will also cover in general how you can access the police and our services.

 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Tinnitus and Stress - Run by Jan Berry

An overview of how physical and mental stress impacts on the awareness of tinnitus and discussion of some management techniques including mindfulness and CBT.

 2.15pm – 3.15pm


“We are a new digital health company, focusing on empowering individuals with sight loss to remain independent. The OXSIGHT Crystal and Prism glasses are currently on the market for those who suffer with tunnel vision as an effect of conditions such as Glaucoma, Diabetes, Retinitis Pigmentosa and other degenerative eye diseases.”


Room 2



Title and Description

 10.30am – 11.30am

Deaf Awareness Session / Basic Sign Language Workshop      Run by Mary Harris       

This session will introduce attendees to the basics of British Sign Language where you will learn how to introduce yourself to a deaf person and understand what it’s like to be a deaf person in a hearing world. The session will be delivered by a native deaf BSL user with the support of a BSL/English interpreter.  

11.45am – 12.45pm

Earis: The Latest In Assistive Technology For Those With Hearing Loss

This state of the art technology delivers constant high-quality sound and significantly improves understanding of speech in TV programmes even if background sounds are present. Through extensive research into the listening needs of hearing-impaired people it has been determined that 5 Tone Profiles match the needs of 95% of users when listening to speech and/or music from film, TV, radio or any other sound source. Earis then delivers constant high quality sound using the chosen profile. 

1.00pm – 3.30pm

Boccia Taster Sessions – hosted by Shropshire Disability Network

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Boccia Tournament will not take place this year, try out our taster session this time as we will be back in 2020 and better than ever!

It is recommended to book for the seminars and workshops to ensure your place on the day. To do this you can phone Pauline Rose on 01743 257746 or you can send an email to with “See and Hear Bookings” as the subject. Please include your name, the name(s) of the seminar(s) you wish to attend and the number of places you wish to reserve in the body of the email. You will receive a confirmation email to confirm your places have been booked. Please note all our seminars and workshops are free.


YouTube video of the 2018 event:

We'd like to thank all visitors and exhibitors who attended the 11th See and Hear Shropshire Exhibition on Wednesday 16 May 2018. We value your feedback, which helps to shape future events.

The exhibition is planned and organised by the See and Hear Shropshire Partnership, which includes Shropshire Council’s Vision Technology and Training Shropshire and the Sensory Impairment Team, Sight Loss Shropshire, and the Guide Dogs Association.

This page will be updated regularly up to 15 May 2019 as we progress towards what we hope will be another successful event. Please check this page for updates on coverage of our popular workshops and seminars, and our ever-increasing list of exhibitors for 2019. You can also follow us on our social media accounts: 

Use the hashtag #SeeHearShrop to see our latest updates on the event.

Please watch this space as we prepare for 2019's event! Thank you!