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Chapter 8: Useful organisations and websites

& sources of helpful advice

This page has organisations beginning with A and B

To see the other pages click on the relevant link in the left hand column

 

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID)

Action on Hearing Loss provides a range of services to individuals and organisations.  It produces a magazine called “One in Seven” which comes out 6 times a year.

Their services include:

  • Deaf awareness training
  • Advice on employment, rights and welfare
  • Typetalk
  • Help and information on equipment
  • Shop selling products and equipment for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Communication services such as sign language interpreting
  • A library specialising in books on deafness and hearing loss

Contact details:

19-23 Featherstone Street
London
EC1Y 8SL

Telephone: 020 7296 8000
Textphone: 020 7296 8001
Fax: 020 7296 8199

Website: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Information lines:
Telephone: 0808 808 0123
Textphone: 0808 808 9000
Email: information@actiononhearingloss.org.uk


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Action on Hearing Loss Solutions

Action on Hearing Loss sells products and equipment through its online shop and its Solutions catalogue. If you have an enquiry about products, the Solutions catalogue or service, contact the Products team at:

1 Haddonbrook Business Centre
Orton
Southgate
Peterborough
PE2 6YX

Telephone: 01733 361 199
Textphone: 01733 238 020
Fax: 01733 361 161

Email: solutions@hearingloss.org.uk
Website: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/shop.aspx

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Action on Hearing Loss (RNID) Library

The RNID Library is the largest library in Europe that specialises in deafness and hearing loss. Anyone can use the library and books can be borrowed through the inter-library lending scheme.

The library is owned by Action on Hearing Loss (RNID) and run by University College London (UCL). It is based at the Institute of Laryngology and Otology, a department of UCL located in the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.

Contact:

UCL & Action on Hearing Loss Library
330-332 Gray's Inn Road
London
WCIX 8EE

Telephone: 020 7915 1553
Textphone: 020 7915 1553
Fax: 020 7915 1443

Email: rnidlib@ucl.ac.uk
Website: https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/about-us/action-on-hearing-loss-library-ucl.aspx 

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(The) Association of Lipspeakers (ALS)

The ALS is the professional body for lipspeakers.  They aim to promote lipspeaking and its good practice and encourage the further development of lipspeaking as a communication service. There is some useful information about lipspeaking on their website.

Contact details:

ALS Information Office
5 Furlong Close
Upper Tean
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
ST10 4LB

Tel: 01538 722482
Fax/textphone: 01538 722442
Mobile: 07973 359824

Email: enquiries@lipspeaking.co.uk
Website: http://www.lipspeaking.co.uk/

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ATLA
(The Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults)

ATLA is the professional association for teachers of lipreading to adults who have become deaf, or hard of hearing. Their aim is to promote understanding of the special needs of people with an acquired hearing loss.

ATLA can also provide information on lipreading classes in your area.

Contact details:

Address:

ATLA c/o Hearing LINK
27-28 The Waterfront
Eastbourne
BN23 5UZ

By email using the form on: http://atlalipreading.org.uk/contact/
Website: http://www.lipreading.org.uk
Information on lipreading classes: http://atlalipreading.org.uk/find-a-lipreading-class/

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BAHA Users Support
(BAHA = Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid)

This is a Facebook page which provides support and information to people who have or who are thinking of having a bone-anchored hearing aid.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BAHA.UK/

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(The) British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA)

BANA was set up by people affected by acoustic neuromas to provide mutual support, information exchange and listening to others. BANA produces a quarterly magazine for members called Headline News. BANA has regional branches and support groups.

Contact details:

The British Acoustic Neuroma Association

Tapton Park Innovation Centre
Brimington Road
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 0TZ
United Kingdom

Tel: 01246 550011 Office hours: Monday to Friday - generally 8.30am to 4pm

E-mail: admin@bana-uk.com

Website: http://www.bana-uk.com/

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British Cochlear Implant Group

This is a web site which contains some useful information on various aspects relating to Cochlear Implants. 

Website: http://www.bcig.org.uk/default.htm

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(The) British Tinnitus Association

The British Tinnitus Association provides support, advice and information about Tinnitus.  They produce a quarterly magazine called “Quiet” which is available to members.

Contact details:

Helpline: 0800 018 0527

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm

Email: via online form: http://www.tinnitus.org.uk/Pages/Contact.aspx
Website: www.tinnitus.org.uk

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