Hearing loss: national charities

National hearing loss charities work across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Action Deafness. Action Deafness aims to improve quality of life by promoting independence and equality of opportunity for people with hearing loss.

Action on Hearing Loss. Formerly Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), Action on Hearing Loss works on behalf of people in the UK who are deaf or have hearing loss.

Age UK. Age UK supports and assists a network of facilities throughout England. The Age UK network also includes Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI. Age UK has helpful information on hearing loss located in the health and wellbeing section of its site

British Deaf Association. The goal of the British Deaf Association is to develop a greater understanding of what deafness means and to campaign for the recognition of sign language and other forms of communication for people with hearing loss.

Deafblind UK. Deafblind UK supports deafblind people and those who have both sight and hearing loss throughout the UK.

deafPLUS. The mission of deafPLUS is to enable a better quality of life for people who are deaf by focusing on the person rather than the disability.

Diabetes UK. Diabetes UK supports people with diabetes, including those who have hearing loss as a result of diabetes.

The Ear Foundation. The Ear Foundation is an independent charity that helps deaf people and their families make the best use of technology to improve hearing, communication and spoken language.

Health and Safety Executive - Noise at Work. The mission of this organisation is to prevent death, injury and ill health in Great Britain’s workplaces. The Noise at Work section of the site provides resources to help people who may be exposed to noise levels at work that may be harmful.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals in the home, workplace and public buildings.

Hearing Link. Hearing Link promotes and encourages peer support by providing services largely driven and delivered by people with personal experience of hearing loss. It is part of the Alliance on Hearing Loss, a coalition of charities and professional representative groups working together to prevent and reduce the impact of hearing loss and tinnitus. This group also includes Hearing Link Scotland and Hearing Link Wales.

Industrial Deafness. This site provides information on all aspects of industrial deafness.

Jewish Care's Community Support and Social Work service. By supporting individuals, families and communities, this service enables people to identify care options that offer dignity and choice. It also advocates on behalf of people whilst offering advice and guidance. Call 0208 922 2222 or send an email to helpline@jcare.org.

Jewish Deaf Association. The Jewish Deaf Association is an independent, national charity offering professional support services, information and a range of social, cultural and educational programmes to people with all levels of hearing loss, people experiencing tinnitus, their friends, families and colleagues.

The Limping Chicken. The Limping Chicken is the UK’s independently run deaf news and deaf blogs site.

Lipreading Practice. This collection of lipreading sessions has been put together to enable people to develop and practise lip-reading skills in a safe environment.

National Association of Deafened People. The goal of this association is to identify and promote improvements in the quality of life of deafened people leading to their full participation in all aspects of society.

National Cochlear Implant Users Association. The National Cochlear Implant Users Association is the sole national association in the UK that represents all cochlear implant users.

National Community Hearing Association. The NCHA aims to work with partners across the health, social care and charity sectors to support "better hearing for all".

Royal Association for Deaf People. The goal of this organisation is to promote equality for deaf people through the provision of accessible services.

Sense. Sense offers support to people who are deafblind or have associated disabilities.

Signature. Signature is a registered charity for qualifications in deaf and deafblind communication techniques.

SignHealth. SignHealth is a charity dedicated to making sure people with hearing loss get the same sort of access as hearing people to health care and health information.

Soundz Off. Soundz Off’s vision is to make it easy for people with hearing loss to find the help they need.

UK Council on Deafness. UK Council on Deafness provides access to specialist information, conferences and collaborative working opportunities, whilst providing a collective membership voice to political and cross-sector partners.

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