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Deaf & Hearing Loss incl. BSL

Updated: 07.08.2019
In this section you can find support for
• Deaf & Hearing Loss
• Deaf Blind
• British Sign Language

DEAF & HEARING LOSS

Action On Hearing Loss
http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/
Information and advice for deaf and hard of hearing people and their families.
Information line: 0808 808 0123 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk
Tinnitus Helpline: 0808 808 6666 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Tinnitus Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: tinnitushelpline@hearingloss.org.uk

National Deaf Children’s Society - NDCS
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/
NDCS offer support and information to parents of children with a hearing problem, also hosting a online live chat service.
Helpline: 0808 800 8880 - voice or text (lines open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm)
Email: helpline@ndcs.org.uk

British Deaf Association – BDA
https://bda.org.uk/
Membership organisation and charity run by Deaf people for Deaf people, empowering Deaf people to overcome difficulties that they face on a daily basis.

NHS – Hearing
http://hearing.screening.nhs.uk/public
NHS parent information leaflets on hearing subjects including: Your Baby’s Hearing Screen Test and Your Baby Has A Hearing Loss.

National Cochlear Implant Users Association - NCIUA
http://www.nciua.org.uk/index.php
NCIUA are a membership organisation offering advice on cochlear implants.

The Ear Foundation
http://www.earfoundation.org.uk/
Independent information and support for deaf children and young people with cochlear implants, also assisting families and professionals.
Email:info@earfoundation.org.uk
 

DEAF BLIND

Usher Syndrome
https://www.sense.org.uk/content/usher-syndrome
Information and support for Usher Syndrome from Sense.
Information line: 0300 330 9256 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Textphone: 0300 330 9252 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
 

BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE

Sign Language
https://bda.org.uk/help-resources/
Information on sign language, spelling and notes on successful communication.

SignHealth
https://www.signhealth.org.uk/
SignHealth strives to ensure that Deaf people get the same access to healthcare and other services as hearing people.

BSL Dictionary
http://www.british-sign.co.uk/british-sign-language/dictionary/
Dictionary of around 500 BSL signs.