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Deafness

If your child is affected by a medical condition or disability we can help. Call our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 to get information, support and advice. You can also browse our range of parent guides on aspects of caring for a disabled child in our resource library.

To meet other parents see support groups below or meet other parents online in our online community.

Please see below for reliable medical information on Deafness produced by alternative providers.

NHS Choices
www.nhs.uk/conditions

Although alternative links have been selected with great care, Contact cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors. Alternative information providers comply with the Information Standard and give details of their quality control procedures on their website, which includes review of information by a qualified medical professional.

Is there support?

Deaf Education through Listening and Talking (DELTA)


Tel: 0300 365 7200
Email: enquiries@deafeducation.org.uk
www.deafeducation.org.uk

DELTA is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1115603. It supports and develops the Natural Aural Approach and provides information. DELTA organises meetings for families across the country and runs summer schools so that families can learn about the Natural Aural Approach.

Group details last updated August 2017.

deafPLUS

Tel: 020 7790 6147
Email: info@deafplus.org
www.deafplus.org

deafPLUS is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1073468. It works to encourage integration and equality between deaf and hearing people in England. Its services include information, advocacy, training, equipment assessment and fitting, BME and DeafBlind support.

Group details last updated August 2017.

Hearing Link

Helpline: 0300 111 1113
SMS: 07526 123 255
Email: helpdesk@hearinglink.org
www.hearinglink.org

The Organisation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 264809 and Scotland No. SC037688.  It provides information and support for people with any level of hearing loss, and their family and friends.

Group details last updated August 2017.

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly known as RNID)

Tel: 0808 808 0123
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk
www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

The Organisation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 207720, and Scotland No. SC038926. It provides information and support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus. The Organisation offers day-to-day care for people who are deaf and have additional needs; communication services and training; and practical advice to help people protect their hearing. It campaigns to change public policy and supports research into an eventual cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.

Group details last updated August 2017.

The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

Helpline: 0808 800 8880
Email: helpline@ndcs.org.uk
www.ndcs.org.uk

The Society is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1016532 and in Scotland No. SC040779. Its services include a freephone helpline providing information and support on many issues relating to childhood deafness with specialist advice on audiology and technology. The Society also has access to a telephone interpreting service and provides a network of family officers who offer advice on education and welfare benefits.

Group details last updated August 2017.

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You can also call us if you need information or advice on any aspect of caring for a disabled child. Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm.


0808 808 3555 or helpline@contact.org.uk