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About us

We’re here for the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.

With our communities, we’ll change society to make it more inclusive for everyone, help people hear better now and fund world-class research.

Our communities are huge: 1 in 5 adults in the UK are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.

If our work doesn’t directly impact you, it will almost certainly be making a difference for someone you know and love.

We work with our communities and partners across health, employment, research, government and more to change life for the better.

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What we do

Who we are

RNID has a proud history and big ambitions. From collaborating on the first cochlear implant developed in the UK, to campaigning for the Government’s first BSL Act in 2022, we’ve worked with our communities for over one hundred years – and changed the lives of millions.

We are also a member of the Disability Charities Consortium (DCC).


Support our communities

We’ve worked with our communities for over one hundred years – and changed the lives of millions. Help support our work in funding hearing research, health, inclusion and employment by donating today.
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Contact us

If you are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus and need free confidential and impartial information and support, contact RNID.

We’re open 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Page last updated: 14 May 2024

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