We produce a range of factsheets related to hearing loss, deafness and local services. Deaf Direct is certified as being compliant with The Information Standard. This involves a rigorous assessment process to ensure that all information we produce is clear, accurate, balanced, evidence based and up to date.
Information and Advice
- Bus passes for deaf people
- Cochlear implants
- Impartial advice on buying a hearing aid
- So you want to work with Deaf people?
- So you want to know more about communication support?
- DD newsletter request form
- Deaf clubs
- Equipment suppliers for private purchases
- Golden rules for communication with deaf or hard of hearing people
- How to get a hearing aid assessment
- Hearing aid clinics
- How to hear better on the phone
- What is the difference between an interpreter and a signer?
- Lipreading and communication courses
- Loop systems – information for organisations
- Safe from abuse – easy read
- So you want to know more about Deaf people?
- So you want to learn to sign?
- Supporting people
- Volunteering for Deaf Direct
Please answer these simple, anonymous, questions and all factsheets will be available to download. We rely on funding applications to run services and funders require statistical information. By answering the questions you are helping us to maintain this service. Thank you.
* Disclaimer: Deaf Direct shall hold responsibility for the accuracy of the information they publish and neither the Scheme Operator nor the Scheme Owner shall have any responsibility whatsoever for costs, losses or direct or indirect damages or costs arising from inaccuracy of information or omissions in information published on the website on behalf of Deaf Direct. Weblogs, forums and personal experience pages are excluded from the scope of verification.
What our clients are saying about us:
Amazing how prompt and helpful everyone was. A new phone was delivered and fitted within 72 hours. We are so GRATEFUL. Thank you (13th April 2017)
Deaf Direct are a local organisation who are well respected by the Trust and the Deaf and hard of hearing community, having strong connections to other aspects of their lives. Deaf Direct have provided us with a reliable and well delivered service for a number of years. Their administrative processes are excellent and they provide accurate statistical and financial information to the Trust.
XX was the best interpreter I have used in the 16 years of working with impairments. Not only was she 100% professional and warm, she was flexible, supportive for how we worked which made this complex interview relaxing. Thank you
I am now doing level 2 and hoping to do level 3 – through this I have met Deaf/hard of hearing people and spoken to them. 2. I helped to volunteer for a Deaf charity at an information stall in a hospital. The first person to stop was Deaf so I chatted to him – it was great to use my BSL in a ‘real-life’ situation (outside class) for the first time!” 2013-14 academic year – BSL student
“Would you please pass on my thanks to the interpreter who volunteered to make this year’s annual Lights of Love service accessible to the deaf community of Worcester. The evening was a great success and, that is not least thanks to the ongoing support of your organisation.” November 2014 – Chaplain, St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester
Excellent interpreter. This consultation would not have been possible without her. She had a good working relationship with the patient. The patient’s care was enhanced by her presence.
‘pleased to see your tip of the week back!’
‘newsletter today very good. Enjoyed reading it.
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