Introduction

If you are Deaf, Deafened, Hard of Hearing or have a dual sensory loss, we provide information, advice and emotional support to you, your carer and family.

We understand that a hearing loss can affect many areas of your life. You might be finding it difficult to use the phone, hear the television or the doorbell. You may be having problems communicating with family and friends, joining in social events, or you may be struggling at work. Losing your hearing can affect you emotionally, and you may feel frustrated, angry, depressed and isolated.

You can get lots of information, help and support from many organisations that are used to working with people with hearing loss. This information sheet tells you about organisations that can provide you with support. It also lists other useful reading which tells you more about getting information, ways of communicating, specialist equipment and support.