Deaf and Hearing Loss including British Sign Language

Updated: 14.03.2024
In this section you can find support for:
- British Sign Language
- Deaf and Hearing Loss
- Deaf Blind

British Sign Language

BSL Dictionary 

Dictionary of around 500 BSL signs.


SignHealth strives to ensure that Deaf people get the same access to healthcare and other services as hearing people.

Sign Language 

Information on sign language, spelling and notes on successful communication.

Deaf and Hearing Loss

British Deaf Association – BDA 

Membership organisation and charity run by Deaf people for Deaf people, empowering Deaf people to overcome difficulties that they face on a daily basis. 

British Tinnitus Association 

Support services for anyone affected by tinnitus includes helpline, e-learning tool and information leaflets.
Helpline: 0800 018 0527 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm)
Web Chat: (Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm)
Text: 07537 416841

Cochlear Implants 

Information from NDCS on cochlear implants and when they may be suitable for your child. 

National Deaf Children’s Society - NDCS 

NDCS offer support and information to parents of children with a hearing problem, also hosting a online live chat service.
Helpline: 0808 800 8880 (lines open Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am – 12.30pm)
Text message: 0786 00 22 888
Sign Video: Free video call with a BSL interpreter (Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am – 12.30pm)
Web Chat: (Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am – 12.30pm)
Email: helpline@ndcs.org.uk 

NHS – Hearing 

NHS parent information leaflets on hearing subjects including: Your Baby’s Hearing Screen Test and Your Baby Has A Hearing Loss. 


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: 07360 268 988 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: contact@rnid.org.uk
Web Chat: (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) 

Deaf Blind

Usher Syndrome 

Information and support for Usher Syndrome from Sense.
Information line: 0300 330 9256 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Textphone: 18001 0300 330 9256 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: info@sense.org.uk