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


Clear face masks delivered across the UK

The Government has announced that 250,000 clear face masks are to be delivered to frontline NHS and social care workers to support better care for people who use lip-reading and facial expressions to communicate. The current masks used in health and social care services make it impossible for people who are deaf and have hearing loss to communicate effectively, so we called on the Government to approve clear masks for use in health and social care services and we have...

Letters from the heart

By Dawn Dimond, Editor of our member magazine Since the new (ab)normal of social distancing and lockdowns, many of us have started to re-evaluate what’s most precious and meaningful in our lives – and hands-down, it’s our connection to others that we seem to be missing the most. We’re social animals, after all. Sure, there’s been an unparalleled surge in digital contact, with Zoom, Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp et al enabling remote dinner parties, pub quizzes, birthday bashes and lord knows...