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Deaf awareness

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12 million adults in the UK are deaf or have hearing loss. 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

Deaf Awareness Week 2024

Save the date! Deaf Awareness Week 2024 takes place between 1-7 May. Sign up to our charity newsletter to receive updates and events in the run up!
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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 there’s a time when we relate to each other by our similarities rather than our differences” – Rachel. In our hearing world, we’re ensure that deaf people can access the support they need. Just £5 covers an enquiry made to Contact RNID.
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Stay informed

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: 18 January 2024

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