Organisations dealing with deafness

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 might be helpful.

British Deaf Association (BDA)

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


Supports people who have any level of combined sight and hearing loss that affects their access to information, mobility and communication and those around them to live with their condition and to build their confidence and independence. They offer understanding and advice as well as practical support, residential support, care, and social opportunities.


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, whatever their loss, and those with tinnitus. The organisation campaigns for an inclusive society, connects people to practical advice and pioneers 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.