General hearing impairment


There is a huge amount of information on the internet, so much that it can be confusing. The following is a short list of sites that we hope you will find helpful.
The British Deaf Association (BDA) is the largest national organisation run by deaf people for deaf people. The BDA represents the views of the deaf community and promotes British Sign Language. It also has a Youth, Children and Families section

NDCS is the national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. Provides factsheets, publications, impartial information and support to families and professionals on every aspect of childhood deafness – schooling, communication, parenting, health services, welfare benefits, equipment and much more. There is also a network of local DCS groups that organise meetings and events.


RNID is the charity working to make life fully inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus. We campaign for an inclusive society, connect people to practical advice, and pioneer new treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus

Special Needs Jungle

A parent-led website offering information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people from 0-25

United Kingdom Council on Deafness (UKCoD)

A membership body for organisations concerned with deafness. Provides access to specialist information, conferences and collaborative working opportunities, whilst providing a collective membership voice to political and cross sector partners.