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

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Who we are

We’re RNID

Together, we’ll make life fully inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus.

In the UK, 1 in 5 adults are deaf or have hearing loss, and 1 in 8 have tinnitus.

Despite that, many people face the stigma of being treated as stupid, shouted at, or made fun of. There’s a frustrating lack of patience, empathy and understanding. Barriers to work, travel, socialising and communication take a toll on self-esteem and mental wellbeing, and cause social isolation. Day-to-day life is more difficult – and this needs to stop.

It’s a big challenge. But together, we can change things.

Our work

There are three areas to our work:


Help make Christmas more inclusive

This Christmas, help prevent loneliness by supporting our appeal, and have some festive fun with our deaf aware party game.


Other ways to get involved