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Deafness Research UK has merged with Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss and Deafness Research UK are proud to announce we have merged.

The aim of the merger is to raise the profile of biomedical research, which will in turn boost funding for further research programmes.

The name Deafness Research UK is now being phased out and the charity’s work is being taken forward by Action on Hearing Loss.

It is an important time in hearing loss research. Recent breakthroughs suggest that we are on the brink of major steps forward.

This section of the website explains how the merger has affected Deafness Research UK’s activities and how you can continue to support our work.

Biomedical research - Dr Marcelo Rivolta from the University of Sheffield.

Deafness Research UK research projects

We have merged. Together we are driving world-leading biomedical research into hearing loss and tinnitus.
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Information for researchers

Due to the merger, all of our grants schemes are now closed. Find out information about other grants schemes that Action on Hearing Loss offers.
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Advisory Service

Deafness Research UK’s Advisory Service has merged with Action on Hearing Loss’s Information Line.
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Donate hearts

Donate online

Our joint work continues and your support is vital to help us fund research and support people affected by deafness and hearing loss.
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Events and overseas challenges

If you’re interested in carrying out an event or challenge, we offer lots of different ways for you to support our work, from running challenges, to overseas treks and skydiving.
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Donate as you earn

Payroll giving is a convenient and tax-effective way of giving regularly to charities. We are no longer taking new payroll gifts in Deafness Research UK’s name but you can set one up with Action on Hearing Loss.
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Donate in memory

Remember a loved one by making a donation to a cause that was important to them.
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Include a gift in your will

Your gift can help future generations to overcome hearing loss. It could even help us find a cure for deafness and tinnitus.
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Members of the bionic ear show holding the bionic ear

The Bionic Ear Show

The Bionic Ear Show was active from 2011 to 2013. It was a fun, interactive show about the ears, the hearing system and how to protect them.
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