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From the RNID web site

Information and resources for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, their families, friends and employers, and professionals

Find out what to do if you are losing your hearing, need hearing aids or have tinnitus. We can tell you about products that can change your life, accessible entertainment, your rights and benefits you may be entitled to. You can also practise sign language and fingerspelling with our interactive tools, and learn useful tips to help you communicate better.

We have a new Publications catalogue (PDF - 1.21MB) which you can now download and browse at your convenience.

Losing your hearing?

The thought of losing your hearing can be worrying. You might not want to think about it, but the sooner you do something, the better.

 About deafness and hearing loss

Everything you've always wanted to know about deafness and hearing loss. We tell you what causes hearing loss, dispel many common myths and explain the mysteries of tinnitus. You can also find out the latest facts and figures about deafness and learn about deaf awareness.


The tinnitus information section tells you all about tinnitus and how it can be managed. You will find details on what tinnitus is, what it sounds like, why some people get it and most importantly where to get help.

 Need hearing aids?

Find out about how to get a hearing test and about the different types of hearing aids and how to get them. Also, find out how to look after your hearing aid and to get the best from it. We have answers to some frequently asked questions about hearing aids that may help you.

 Information for health professionals

RNID helps health professionals by producing a wide range of free factsheets and leaflets for patients and clients, funding biomedical research into hearing loss and tinnitus and offering a host of other services to help your deaf and hard of hearing clients.

Protect your hearing

Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. You can lose your hearing gradually over time, so you may not notice that you have lost some hearing until it happens. Learn five top tips to help protect your hearing.
Deaf awareness

Are you deaf aware? One in seven people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing. You and your organisation can take a few simple steps to improve your communication skills and improve the way you interact with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.








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