- 9/10 of respondents to our Subtitle It Survey (May 2023) with hearing loss and who were deaf usually or always use subtitles when watching TV .
- 97% of respondents told us they tried to watch a programme and found there were no subtitles .
Access to Services
- People who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus experience issues accessing or communicating with essential everyday services, in particular utilities companies, supermarkets, and essential retail .
- In the UK there are currently around 1500 registered sign language interpreters. With up to 87,000 deaf BSL users in the UK, that’s roughly only 1 interpreter for every 60 deaf BSL users .
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Facts and statements on employment
For information on how deafness and hearing loss impact access to work, experiences at work, economic impact and the benefits of employing people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
Facts and statements on health
For information on health, including dementia, mental health and health inequality. Information is also here about access to healthcare, including audiology, and the RNID hearing check.