Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Deafness and Hearing Impairment

It is reported that one in seven of the population of the UK has some level of deafness, that adds up to 9,000,000 people with an estimated 35,000 of those being children. Deafness is an invisible disability and often makes coping with deafness more difficult because others are not aware of the problems that the deaf person may face.

This section of Ableize provides a whole host of websites offering information, facts and services surrounding deafness such as charities, deaf sports associations and individual clubs and groups providing a range of services including lipreading classes for the deaf and hard of hearing and British Sign Language (BSL) information and services. This section also includes links to other deaf and hearing impaired resources located throughout the UK. Please click on the title of your choice below to be taken to individual websites for more information.

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The Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults site offering details of lipreading classes along with fact sheets and leaflets, how to join the association and teacher training programmes.

British Deaf Association

BDA are the largest deaf Association in the UK and highlights a range of policies and campaigns with news, events details and discussion forums.

Deaf 24/7

Internet resource for all British Sign Language and deafness related information. Includes web site offering both deaf and non-deaf contents.

Deaf Club

Information and assistance for the deaf including notice boards, organisations and related links.

Deaf Rave

Provides details of arts, film and theatre along with music and cultural events aimed at the deaf and hard of hearing.


A site containing information for deaf adults and children, details of cochlear implants, BSL and deaf clubs in the uk.

Deafness: The Facts

A printable PDF download offering official facts about a broad range of areas connected to deafness.

NHS Choices: Hearing Impairment

Provides treatment, diagnosis and prevents details plus official information about clinical trials into hearing impairments.

North Wales Deaf Association

Services provided for deaf, deafened, deaf blind and hard of hearing people across North Wales. How to use and book communication support, lip-reading classes, deaf awareness and hearing impairment training and membership information.


The largest charity working to change the world for the UK’s 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people. Includes deafness information and resources, fact sheets and forum.

WHO: Deafness and hearing impairment

The world health organisation provides official facts, data, statistics and publications about a range of deaf, deafness and hearing impairments.