Registered Charity no. 218341  |   Telephone: 01872 225 868


Registered Charity no. 218341  |  01872 225 868  |

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Deafness, the hidden disability

Signposting and support

Hearing Loss Cornwall can provide information, some advocacy, support or signposting to individuals or organisations on various aspects of hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Cornwall has links with other UK specialist services for the hard of hearing, but remains a small independent charity.

We act as an umbrella for Deaf and Hard of Hearing clubs and groups and we aim to continue to create stronger links for our d/Deaf community, to help them strengthen their presence and be able to enjoy a less isolated life.

Hearing Loss Cornwall also works in liaison with other voluntary sector organisations on any projects that will benefit our community and we are happy to share in the preparation of any events or funding bids that will have a positive impact on our community. Find out how we may be able to help!

Please find Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide - and other useful resources in Cornwall for deaf people.

Feel free to let us know if you are aware of services that we haven't mentioned here.

Mental Health Support for d/Deaf People

How to talk (BSL)

Profoundly Deaf BSL users should find support by asking their GP who can refer them to mental health services such as Outlook South West and Deaf4Deaf (payable).

BSL Counselling 2022
- Hearing Loss Cornwall were delighted to receive a fund to support several Deaf BSL users to benefit from BSL to BSL. This service has been extremely popular.
Ask your interpreter!

Please make sure you ask for support if you have mental health problem.

Advocacy Support for d/Deaf People

Working with The Advocacy People, Cornwall, we are aiming to help d/Deaf people with some of their advocacy needs. 
Email: for details/queries

What is Advocacy - Watch video

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NHS Hearing Aids

The data held in your GP medical records is shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research. Click here to download opt out form by August 2021

Breaking down the walls of silence and enabling Deaf and Hard of Hearing people into the everyday loop of the hearing world!

Hearing Loss Cornwall aims to help retailers, businesses and organisations who know that they should provide communication support under The Equality Act 2010, but aren’t quite there at being “Deaf Aware”.

It is very difficult for a person with communication difficulties to make their needs known and many organisations remain unaware of their duty of care. We are there to ensure that hearing loop systems aren’t left unplugged, in a box or inaccessible!

For further information 

Please contact Hearing Loss Cornwall direct, if you know of someone Deaf who may need information or advice. Or find out about our Deaf Awareness Trainings or find some resources to help d/Deaf Children and Young People

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Register to contact 999 by text 

Devon and Cornwall Police - BSL videos

Link to police emergency WEBCHAT

Get Safe Online

BSL, Protect from Crime videos

PIP assessment - on-line advice in BSL - However, locally Citizens Advice Bureau may be able to help. Hearing Loss Cornwall can provide communication support but need to book in advance

Expert Patient Programme - free self management courses to help people living with long-term health conditions Contact: for details

Seetec Plus - Employment assistance for d/Deaf People  Email

The National Deaf Children's website


 Protect your hearing when swimming and surfing - Surf moulds and earwax removal

 Duchy Ear Care - earwax removal clinic  Redruth: 07854 103270, St. Austell 07811 466956



“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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