People with hearing loss communicate in a variety of ways

For an overview, you can start with our leaflets Using communication support, Learning British Sign Language and Learning to lipread.

You can find out more about the many different types of communication support available in our factsheets.

You can also order free factsheets and leaflets from our helpline.


The 'Not just lip service' report cover.

'Not just lip service'(PDF 765kb, opens in new window)


Using communication support leaflet Learning British Sign Language leaflet Learning to lipread leaflet


Careers supporting people who are deaf_Aug 2014

Communication support for people who are deafblind_August 2014

Working with a communication support worker_August 2014

Working with a lipspeaker_August 2014(PDF 190kb, opens new window)

Working with a notetaker_August 2014

Working with a sign language interpreter August_2014

Working with a speechtotext reporter August 2014

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Order printed copies of our factsheets and leaflets

Did you know that you can order free copies of our factsheets and leaflets? Contact our Information Line and reference the name of the publication you would like to order:

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Telephone: 0808 808 9000
Textphone: 0808 808 0123