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 so are not able to make adjustments etc.
This section of ABLEize provides a whole host of websites offering information, resources, 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. If you found this ABLEize section useful please help us spread the word by passing these page details on.
BDA is the largest deaf Association in the UK and highlights a range of policies and campaigns with news, events details and discussion forums.
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.
Cheshire based charity established in 1928 to offer dedicated services to the deaf. Includes details of clubs in other regions as well as their sign language and interpreting services.
Information and assistance for the deaf including notice boards, organisations and related links.
Provides details of arts, film and theatre along with music and cultural events aimed at the deaf and hard of hearing.
A printable PDF download offering official facts about a broad range of areas connected to deafness.
Providing details of support for deaf people in Derby and also providing interpreter services and information about social activities including public gatherings and impressive calendar of events.
Provides support and symptom details of vertigo, tinnitus and deafness along with how to cope with or manage the conditions.
Sheffield based charity set up to help enrich the lives of anybody with hearing loss through the experience of music. Check out the site for full details.
Provides treatment, diagnosis and prevents details plus official information about clinical trials into hearing impairments.
An active group providing social activities and training and offering a range of resources and support to the deaf people of Nottingham. Site also provides interpreting details and BSL 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.
Set out to assist and promote equality for deaf people throughout the UK and providing details of jobs and events as well as offering a range of information, advice and guidance for the deaf, their family and carers.
A long established and registered charity providing help and assistance to death, deaf Blind and hearing impaired people throughout Sussex. Site provides details of their club activities and social groups including outings as well as training courses in deaf awareness and British Sign Language.