Who we are
Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID. We′re the charity working for a world where hearing loss doesnt limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced – and where people value and look after their hearing.
· people to acknowledge their hearing loss and take action
· more support for people with hearing loss
· no one to be isolated through their hearing loss
· people to protect themselves against hearing loss and tinnitus
· to cure hearing loss and tinnitus
We want to improve access to jobs and services and ensure that everyone who is deaf or hard of hearing has the same opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as people who can hear.
We are campaigning for everyone over 65 to have their hearing screened on the NHS, and for lipreading classes to be more widely available.
We provide a wide range of communication support services to individuals and organisations, such as British Sign Language/English interpreters or lipspeakers.
We provide high-quality care services including residential care, supported housing, community and outreach services, and specialist services for those with high-level needs.
We have a wide range of products, from paging systems and fire alarms to amplified phones and alarm clocks.
We want to persuade millions of people to value their hearing, and to take action to protect and preserve it. Only by doing this will people also understand and respect the problems faced by those who are losing or have lost their hearing.
Action on Hearing Loss and Deafness Research UK confirmed on 2 April 2013 that the two charities have merged.
Both charities are known for their ground-breaking work in biomedical research, with Action on Hearing Loss currently funding UK and international work into treatments and cures for hearing loss and tinnitus, and Deafness Research UK focusing on UK research.
The merger will raise the profile of biomedical research, which will in turn boost funding for further programmes. Biomedical research into hearing loss and tinnitus is currently significantly underfunded when compared with other medical conditions.