Hearing impairment help
Independent living if you are deaf or hearing impaired
There is a range of equipment available for deaf and hearing impaired people to use at home. It includes textphones, listening devices and alerting devices, such as specially adapted doorbells and alarm clocks.
Equipment and aids for home and work
Help is available with everyday situations involving telephones, textphones and listening equipment. Extra aids include induction loops which work with your hearing aid, alarms, alarm clocks, doorbells and teletext adapters.
You can get equipment and advice about the different types of aids available from social services, National Health Service audiology departments and voluntary organisations.
- Action on Hearing Loss
- Signature Northern Ireland
- Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
- National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
- British Deaf Association
More useful links
Hearing Link has a lot of useful information on hearing loss.This can be found at: