Deaf & Hearing Loss incl. BSL

Updated: 02.07.2020
In this section you can find support for
• Deaf & Hearing Loss
• Deaf Blind
• British Sign Language


Action On 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: 0808 808 9000 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Tinnitus Helpline: 0808 808 6666 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Tinnitus Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (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 - voice or text (lines open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm)

British Tinnitus Association
Support services for anyone affected by tinnitus include helpline, e-learning tool 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.

National Cochlear Implant Users Association - NCIUA
NCIUA are a membership organisation offering advice on cochlear implants.


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)


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.

BSL Dictionary
Dictionary of around 500 BSL signs.