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This report should be enthusiastically welcomed by the Deaf community and everyone who works in healthcare. It’s the first time we’ve ever had such valuable information on the health of Deaf people. It really is long overdue. I hope this report makes us all think carefully about what we can each do to end the unfairness and injustice. The research makes it clear that there is a lot to learn, and plenty to do.


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Most recent research by the Deaf Health Charity SignHealth
'Sick of it' 

Most recent evidence, research, resources and more...

Becoming Deaf Aware

Learning British Sign Language resource produced by the Action on Hearing Loss 

What is BSL? People who are deaf use various methods of communication, including speech and lipreading, but BSL is the most widely used method of signed communication in the UK. Some people use Sign Supported English (SSE), which is not a language in its own right, but more a type of English with signs. It’s hard to say how many people in the UK use BSL as their first or preferred language. Estimates vary from 50,000 to 70,000.


Communication Tips produced by the Action on Hearling Loss

Being deaf aware is not difficult – but it is very important. Without knowing it, you might be excluding people who have a hearing loss or making their daily life more difficult. This section tells you what you can do to improve your communication skills and promote awareness about hearing loss.                                                                                                                                    

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