Useful information

The Elizabeth Foundation

The Elizabeth Foundation is a national charity supporting infants and pre-school children with hearing loss, and their families. It helps babies and children with all degrees of hearing loss learn to listen and speak. Pre-school education services are provided at its Family Centre, along with help, support and advice for families.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

The National Deaf Children's Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

  • Ground Floor South, Castle House, 37- 45 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4LS
  • Telephone 020 7490 8656
  • Fax 020 7251 5020
  • Email
  • Website


The largest UK voluntary organisation connected with all aspects of deafness, such as interpreting, training and specialist telephone services. They also provide a range of leaflets on deafness and sell assistive listening devices for use with or without hearing aids.

The British Deaf Association

The British Deaf Association primarily support profoundly deaf people and have been active in promoting the development of British Sign Language (BSL).

[Sonus] (previously known as Hampshire Deaf Association)

[Sonus] provide information on local services and support for deaf and hard of hearing people.

  • [sonus] Suite 2, Crescent House, Yonge Close, Eastleigh SO50 9SX
  • Telephone 023 8022 0225
  • Fax 023 8021 3880 
  • Email - email contact is via an online form on the website
  • Website

Hearing Link

Hearing Link is the UK hearing loss organisation that makes it easy to find the right information, services and support. It is for people with any level of hearing loss and their families.

The British Tinnitus Association

The British Tinnitus Association provides individuals with information about tinnitus and advice on how to manage their tinnitus. They also support local self-help groups and have an interest in research.

Tinnitus support groups

Ménière’s Society

Ménière’s society are the UK’s leading charity for individuals with vestibular (inner ear) disorders causing dizziness and imbalance. They offer support to sufferers and their families and help to fund research into vestibular disorders.