Registered Charity no. 218341  |   Telephone: 01872 225 868


Registered Charity no. 218341  |  01872 225 868  |


Deafness, the hidden disability

Leave a Legacy 

Leaving a legacy to Hearing Loss Cornwall is the most lasting gift you can make.

By remembering Hearing Loss Cornwall in your Will, you can help ensure that future generations of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Cornwall, continue to receive the support they may need.

Not to hear those retched seagulls, the baby crying, the loud music and people arguing -”sounds” good? Not really, as being Deaf or experiencing hearing loss removes you from  full engagement in everyday things. 

What you lose is people – conversation, banter, gossip and information! Even family and friends can be intolerant of deafness!

Hearing loss has been described as a ‘ticking timebomb’, as by 2030, it will be amongst the top ten disabilities in the world – above diabetes and cataracts, yet deafness and hearing loss remain a hidden disability.

Daily, we work with people who struggle through even mundane tasks and things we take for granted. Our aim is to be there to offer support and guidance.

By donating to Hearing Loss Cornwall through your Will, you can help us to provide essential services to Deaf people or those living with hearing loss in Cornwall.

Hearing Loss Cornwall are seeking support to broaden the scope of “Deaf Awareness Trainings” to medical and social care providers, care homes, educational centres and businesses to create a level of awareness that enables society to engage appropriately with the many people affected by this isolating condition and be more understanding of their challenges.

While current numbers of people living with hearing loss in Cornwall are estimated at 1 in 5, add to this figure the number of younger people projected to go deaf much younger, due to the use of personal hearing systems, and we are presented with a challenging statistic! Further to this are the higher than national average number of Deaf BSL users in the Duchy who rely on vital communication support that we provide.

If you decide that you want to leave a legacy to help Hearing Loss Cornwall, to continue our essential work, then please discuss your decision with your family so that they are made aware and are supportive of your intention to leave us a gift in your Will.

As there are a number of different types of gifts you can leave, you will want to have an understanding of what your preferred option is. Whatever your choice, you can be assured that every penny will be spent wisely for the benefit of people in Cornwall.

Hearing Loss Cornwall looks forward to developing its future, to be vital and relevant in generations to come.

On behalf of everyone who is Deaf or affected by deafness or hearing loss, I would like to thank for your consideration and help in supporting our local charity. Thank you.

Clare Greenwood
Executive Officer

Leave Hearing Loss Cornwall a legacy. Download information here

Why make a Will?

A small investment now can mean peace of mind for the future and will ensure that your estate, savings and possessions go to the people and causes close to your heart.

People assume, that if they do not make a will everything will work out fine and that their money and property will automatically go to their family. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.

If you die without leaving a will, the law dictates who inherits what you leave. If you thought that you had left people well provided for, they could face great difficulties without a valid will. So don’t put it to one side for a rainy day, make sure you act now.

You don’t have to be rich to leave a gift to Hearing Loss Cornwall in your Will - every little makes a difference. In addition, it is easy to arrange and is also tax-free.

Of course we understand that your first priority will be to ensure that those closest to you are taken care of. However, if after you have done this, you feel that you are able to leave a gift to Hearing Loss Cornwall there are various ways in which you can do this. We really appreciate your consideration! Please always seek legal advice!

Please feel free to contact us.


"If your reflex is everyone feels lonely sometimes, you would be right. But you would also be understating the loneliness we feel."

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