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Scotland

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is the charity working to meet the needs and aspirations of people across Scotland who are deaf or have diagnosed hearing loss or tinnitus by ensuring their life choices are not limited.

Delivering support and services

We provide life-changing information and support services:

  • Our joint sensory services, in partnership with RNIB Scotland, local authorities and health boards, provide practical help and equipment to improve the everyday lives of people with sensory loss.
  • Our Hear to Help service delivers community-based support and advice to people experiencing difficulties with NHS hearing aids.
  • Our ‘On the Move’ employment service supports 16-25 year olds who are deaf or have a hearing loss to take up work experience and move in to full-time employment, training or education.

Championing rights and accessibility

We're campaigning for the 850,000 people in Scotland who are deaf or have a hearing loss:

  • We want to ensure equal access to public services, shops, business and entertainment. We hold decision-makers to account when ‘reasonable adjustments’ required by the Equality Act (2010) aren't made.
  • We're working to improve the experience of people across Scotland when they have a hearing test or get hearing aids fitted. We want to ensure that they receive all the support needed to manage their hearing loss.
  • Early diagnosis and the right support can substantially improve everyday life for people with hearing loss. We want to see the introduction of a national hearing screening programme to benefit the 340,000 adults in Scotland who need hearing aids but don’t currently have them.

Providing high-quality information

Our staff and volunteers give talks and provide information about deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus:

  • We want to help people manage hearing loss and tinnitus and ensure they are aware of the support and equipment that is available.
  • We provide deaf awareness talks and training for organisations and businesses to ensure their services or employees don't discriminate against people who are deaf or have a hearing loss.

Contact us

For more information about Action on Hearing Loss Scotland:

Telephone: 0141 341 5330
Email: scotland@hearingloss.org.uk
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Humza Yousaf MSP and Delia Henry, Director of Action on Hearing Loss Scotland.

Campaigns in Scotland

We’re campaigning to help the 850,000 people in Scotland who live with deafness or hearing loss. Get in touch or have a look through our campaign pages to see what grabs your attention?
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Two of our runners who raised money to support people with hearing loss.

Fundraising in Scotland

Help us raise funds to support vital services for people who are deaf, have a hearing loss or tinnitus.
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John Legg, Director RNIB Scotland, Teri O'Boyle, Sevice User, Public Health Minister, Michael Matheson MSP & Delia Henry Director Action on Hearing Loss Scotland.

Policy and research in Scotland

What issues about hearing loss would you like politicians in Scotland to take notice of? Find out how our Policy and Research team are working to help people with hearing loss in Scotland.
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Member of Scottish Parliament, Bob Dorris visiting our Hear to Help service at Maryhill.

Services in Scotland

Action on Hearing Loss offers a number of services in Scotland that can be tailored to an individual's needs.
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A lady using a phone from the Action on Hearing Loss shop.

Team and contacts in Scotland

We’re always here to help. If you’d like to talk to one our team or if you have an enquiry then please get in touch.
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Information line - telephone 0808 808 0123 (freephone)

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