DEAF & 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)
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 - Friday 9am-5pm)
Text message: 0786 00 22 888
Information from NDCS on cochlear implants and when they may be suitable for your child.
British Tinnitus Association
Support services for anyone affected by tinnitus include helpline, e-learning tool www.takeontinnitus.co.uk and information leaflets.
Helpline: 0800 018 0527 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
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.
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 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
Information on sign language, spelling and notes on successful communication.
SignHealth strives to ensure that Deaf people get the same access to healthcare and other services as hearing people.
Dictionary of around 500 BSL signs.