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View our updates on our work across the UK. Please contact the press office if you would like more information.


UK Government breached Equality Act by failing to provide BSL interpreter for COVID data briefings, says judge

RNID win as government commits to a national information service for employers on disability

Call on Government to make on-demand TV content accessible

Achieve together acquires RNID’s Care and Support Services

Deaf charities welcome lifesaving decision to make 999 accessible in British Sign Language

RNID chosen as charitable beneficiary for the Royal Gala Dinner, to honour HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

“Struggling to make hens meet?”- Are you mishearing things? RNID launches free 3-minute online hearing check

RNID mourns the loss of Royal Patron, HRH Duke of Edinburgh

Study shows that hearing aids may protect against progression to dementia

RNID will co-fund research to investigate links between hearing loss and COVID-19


House of Commons Committee backs RNID ‘Shopping List’ for accessible Government communications

RNID appoints its first Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager, Victoria Oyegunle

A gift of hope to people like June who will struggle with hearing loss this Christmas

Not accessible, not acceptable!

GPs to help deaf patients navigate remote appointments

Debenhams and Action on Hearing Loss team up to promote deaf awareness with face masks on mannequins, challenging the public to ‘read their lips’

Harriet Oppenheimer appointed as new Deputy Chief Executive for Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss helps Police Federation educate their officers about face covering exemptions

Action on Hearing Loss partners with Connevans on assistive hearing products

Action on Hearing Loss London staff to work flexibly from home for the foreseeable future

Charity calls on Scottish Government to issue clear guidance on face coverings

Charity celebrates win on government guidance for mandatory face coverings on public transport for those who lip read

Action on Hearing Loss has PRIDE in championing equality and inclusivity

Charity calls on government to issue urgent guidance about mandatory face coverings

Gene discovery in fruit flies ‘opens new doors’ for hearing loss cure in older people

Disabled people failed by Government as vital services miss out on funding

Government’s new NHS Test and Trace programme needs to be accessible to all

Progress made on accessible information on coronavirus for Deaf and hearing loss community

Charity calls on the nation to implement effective communication tips to ensure face covers don’t isolate those living with deafness and hearing loss

National charity responds to coronavirus pandemic by launching new BSL Information Service and emergency appeal

Group of leading charities call on the government for better accessibility

Action on Hearing Loss furloughs staff but pledges to top up wages during coronavirus crisis

Increasing confidence at work

25,000 people in rural communities now more confident tackling hearing loss

East Renfrewshire residents invited to hearing loss charity’s pop up event in Barrhead

Statement responding to the UK Health Research Analysis 2018

More than £22,000 raised at Belfast Summer Concerts

Hearing Medicines Discovery Syndicate launches to fast-track the development of hearing therapeutics

Spotlight on Newtownards Hearing Aid Maintenance Volunteers


Charity calls for more training for GPs supporting people distressed by tinnitus

New genes identified in hearing loss, providing treatment hope

Reach for the Sky

Belfast Volunteer Fundraising group raise £1500

Statement on HRH The Duke of York

Supporting teachers with hearing loss

Saintfield man raises more than £400

Councillor Fiona Campbell supports charity’s hearing aid support service in Hurlford

Kilmarnock residents invited to pop in to Hearing Loss Charity’s town centre pop-up shop

Humza Yousaf MSP urges Pollok’s hearing aid users to drop in to charity’s services

Councillor Anthea Dickson supports charity’s local hearing aid support service

Aberdeen woman’s sudden hearing loss inspires her charity run

Chef lands new job with help from Specialist Employment Programme

Councillor Timothy Billings supports charity’s hearing aid support service in Arran

Our Northern Ireland Information Team are making a big difference

9 out of 10 CCGs in England don’t hold basic information needed to provide good hearing aid services

£1.4 million investment to advance cell therapy to treat hearing loss

Employment Programme celebrates success

Action on Hearing Loss announces two senior appointments

Cochlear implants to be made available for more people with deafness and hearing loss


Statement on Ofcom’s recommendations to the government on the accessibility requirements for on-demand services

Action on Hearing Loss awarded with Investing in Volunteers standard

Know your decibels! Ten of the loudest sounds out there

Hearing aid services in Northern Ireland highly rated by patients

Audiovisual display about cochlear implant sounds launches at Victoria and Albert Museum

Patricia Gibson MP impressed by charity’s community hearing support service in Ardrossan

Students at risk of irreversible damage to hearing and tinnitus this freshers’ week

Action on Hearing Loss appoints Mark Atkinson as Chief Executive

Sussex Deaf Association merges with Action on Hearing Loss

People with deafness and hearing loss still feel stigmatised shows charity poll

People with deafness and hearing loss still don’t enjoy full access to healthcare

Young people at risk from loud music hearing damage says charity

Hearing loss charity urges GPs to tackle tinnitus during Tinnitus Week 2018


Misunderstood hearing disorder holding back children in school

Free hearing aids cut on the NHS for the first time