Hearing loss is now recognised by governments across the UK as a major public health issue. National strategies and guidance on hearing loss have been launched to help NHS and adult social services respond to the growing level of need and reduce the impact of hearing loss.
Learn more about information and guidance on how to make your services more accessible and how to meet your legal requirements. You can also find out how RNID can help with support, training and equipment.
Information for healthcare professionals
Guidance for GPs
Find practical information to help you make your surgery more accessible and learn more about supporting patients with hearing loss and tinnitus.
Guidance for nurses
Resources to help you to recognise when your patients have hearing loss and to communicate more effectively.
Information for health and social care settings
Guidance for residential care homes
Find our tips and advice for care staff on improving the quality of care for older people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
Guidance for supporting older people with hearing loss in care settings
Read our guide for managers and staff to best support people with hearing loss and deafness in care settings.
Standards and clinical guidelines
Standards for accessible information and communication
Read about the national guidance and quality standards aiming to improve accessibility of NHS and social care services for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
Guidance for commissioners
Find information and support on how you can improve services for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.