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Useful organisations

Links to charities and non-commercial sites

Click on the name of the organisation to go straight to their website

Action for Deafness
Advice, support & information for deaf & hard of hearing in West Sussex

ALS – Association of Lipspeakers
aims to promote lipspeaking and its good practice and encourage the further development of lipspeaking as a communication service.

AoHL – Action on Hearing Loss
wants a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced – and where people value and look after their hearing.

BANA – British Acoustic Neuroma Association
for people affected by acoustic neuroma to provide support and information and to encourage research

BDA – British Deaf Association
stands for Deaf equality, access and freedom of choice.
for British Sign Language (BSL) and fingerspelling on-line tools and resources.

BSA – British Society of Audiology
vision is building knowledge and empowering professionals to improve the lives of adults and children with hearing and balance problems.

BSHAA – British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists
represents and promotes the interests of the independent hearing aid profession mainly within Great Britain and Northern Ireland but globally too.

BTA – British Tinnitus Association
provides support and advice about tinnitus.

Central England Lipreading Support Trust
was founded in order to raise funds to provide lipreading courses for adults to help them manage their hearing loss in a safe and supportive environment with like-minded people. Also has a very good Facebook group.

C2Hear Online
includes 10 interactive multimedia videos on different aspects of hearing aids and communication
or see on YouTube here

is an online shop for deaf and hard of hearing people, for partially sighted people and those with dual sensory loss.

Deafplus (incorporating Deaf-access)
works to enable a better quality of life for people who are deaf, focusing on the person rather than the disability.

Deaf Strategies
has been designed with hearing impaired people in mind. It brings together strategies that people with a hearing loss have found helpful to them in a variety of situations. We hope that people will be able to dip into this pot of ideas and what they find useful

Deaf Umbrella (London and SE)
is London and the South-East’s provider of communication support for deaf people

The Ear Foundation
is bridging the gap between clinic-based services, where today’s exciting hearing technologies, such as cochlear implants & bone conducting hearing implants are fitted, and home, school and work where they are used in daily life.

Hear 2 Work
managing hearing loss in the work place
This non-commercial website has been established to increase public awareness of hearing loss.

Hearing Dogs
trains dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they can’t hear.

Hearing like me
“an online community for people whose lives are affected by hearing loss. We bring together people from all around the world to share stories that inspire hope in almost any hearing loss situation.”

Hearing Link
is a UK charity for people with hearing loss, their families and friends.

Hearing Loss Hour
is a monthly  discussion at 1-2pm on the first Wednesday of the month on Twitter (run by Hearing Loss Friendly) @HearingLosshour (TWITTER)

Hearing Times
provides up-to-date news and information for deaf and hard of hearing people, their relatives and friends, audiologists and professionals in the hearing industry.

Hearing Loss Friendly
A directory of accessible places to stay in the UK

Ideas for ears
Social enterprise helping people and organisation overcome hearing ability can have on enjoyment, participation and opportunity.  @ideasforears (twitter)

I look so I can hear
Facebook group  for those who are deaf with speech – the forgotten majority

Limping Chicken
is the UK’s independently-run deaf news and deaf blogs site.

Living with Hearing Loss
is a blog for those living with hearing loss.

NADP – The National Association of Deafened People
was founded as a charity in 1984 by a group of deafened people who felt that their needs were only partly catered for by existing organisations.

NDCS – National Deaf Children’s Society
is dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

NHS – National Health Service
provides a wide range of information about hearing impairment

campaigns for freedom from piped music

Quiet Corners
reviews of places without piped music

RAD – Royal Association of Deaf people
is committed to supporting Deaf culture, history and language. We consult with Deaf people to make sure we fully understand their needs.

works to empower deaf people and people with hearing loss both in the UK and overseas.

Stories for Lipreaders

A new site aiming to provide opportunities for experienced lipreaders to keep their skills up-to-date

Soundz Off
Free on-line directory with links to organisations in the UK for the hard of hearing and d/Deaf

makes theatre and culture accessible to deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people

UK Deaf Sport
aims to encourage Deaf people to participate, to enjoy and to excel at sport.

Your Local
promotes accessible cinema for people with hearing or sight loss

Note: Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by ATLA. Updated September 2016.

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