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News and stories

Read the latest news from RNID and stories from deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus.


999 BSL is now live

We’re delighted to announce that from today, 17 June 2022, people needing urgent emergency support across the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) will be able to call 999 using British Sign Language (BSL) via a video relay service.

RNID welcomes Ewen Stevenson as new Chair

RNID is very pleased to announce that Ewen Stevenson, Group Chief Financial Officer at HSBC, has been appointed as our new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Find out more about him and how he’s joining at a very important time for our charity in the article and Q & A with Ewen below.

Gerry’s volunteering journey

Gerry started volunteering with RNID in 2003. As someone with hearing loss who’d been wearing hearing aids for many years, Gerry felt that by becoming a volunteer he could easily relate to people looking for support.