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Deaf awareness

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At least 12 million adults in the UK are deaf or have hearing loss. Over the last year, two thirds of them have experienced negative attitudes from others. We can all play our part to be more deaf aware, both at work and in daily life.

If you are deaf or have hearing loss, we have some tips you can use to help people better understand your communication needs.

Becoming deaf aware

It Does Matter

Our new research report explores the impact of negative public attitudes on people who are deaf or have hearing loss, and gives advice on how we can invite deaf people back into the conversation.
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Communication tools for people with hearing loss

If hearing loss is new to you then these tips are designed to make people aware and your preferred communication style.

Help us fight the stigma

“I really hope … we can relate to each other by our similarities rather than our differences” – Rachel. We ensure that deaf people can access the support they need in a hearing world. Just £5 covers an enquiry made to Contact RNID.
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One of the best ways to stay inclusive is to stay informed of what’s going on in the world for deaf people and those with hearing loss. Sign up to our newsletter for news and stories on developments in politics and campaigning, research and support opportunities.

Page last updated: 29 April 2024

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