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12 million adults in the UK are deaf or have hearing loss. We can all play our part to be more deaf aware, both at work and in daily life.
If you are deaf or have hearing loss, we have some tips you can use to help people better understand your communication needs.
Becoming deaf aware
Invite everyone to the conversation! These communication tips are shared from people with lived experience.
Learn British Sign Language
There are thousands of people in the UK who use British Sign Language (BSL) as their first language – why not have a go?
Fundraise and raise awareness
Help change public perceptions and misconceptions around deafness and hearing loss by raising awareness and supporting RNID.
Deaf Awareness Week 2024
Communication tools for people with hearing loss
If hearing loss is new to you then these tips are designed to make people aware and your preferred communication style.
Tips for people with hearing loss
Here are some ways you can get hearing people onboard with your communication needs and style.
Help us fight the stigma
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