Old name, new purpose: why we’ve gone back to RNID

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We are RNID. We’re making life inclusive for the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf or have hearing loss or tinnitus.

Our 4 key areas

With our communities and partners, we’re focusing our attention on 4 key areas that we believe will transform life for our communities.


Deaf people and those who have hearing loss and tinnitus should enjoy access to the same information, spaces and services as anyone else.

That’s not the case right now. We’ll work to make life fully inclusive for our communities, and transform public understanding and attitudes in the process.


Looking after your hearing health needs to be high on the national agenda.

We’ll help people identify their hearing loss early on, and help them to take action sooner. We’ll make sure everyone can get the benefits of high quality audiology care and treatments (such as hearing aids) when they need them. And we want to get rid of the barriers deaf people face in getting access to healthcare of all kinds.


1 in 8 working-age people in the UK have hearing loss. That’s a huge amount of talent and skill that’s all-to-often left unused by employers.

We’ll help leaders understand how to recruit and support people into their organisations, and help them excel when they get there.


We want to help more medical researchers discover and develop new treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus so we see a step-change in what’s possible. We want to involve our communities and help them demand better treatments.

How you can help

We need our communities and everyone around them – from family members to employers – to take action and help us make the kind of shift we need to see.

To do this work over the coming years, we need your help.

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