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      Policy, research and influencing

      We regularly carry out research to gain a better understanding of the life experience of people with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss. This helps us to develop our policy positions in areas such as health and social care, employment, broadcasting and telecommunications.

      Some of our most recent research projects have focused on the employer attitudes towards hearing loss and background noise in cafes, bars and restaurants.

      We also respond to consultations and government inquiries to make sure legislation, regulations and national guidance take account of the needs of people with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.

      Policy statements

      Our policy statements outline the challenges faced by people with hearing loss in different situations. This includes health settings, visiting the cinema, and accessing services more generally.

      Read our policy statements

      Consultation responses

      Here you can access our responses to the government and other publicly funded organisations consultations that can affect people with heraing loss.

      Read our consultation responses

      Research reports

      Here you can download the research reports that we use to guide us and back up our calls to action.

      Download our reports