Action On Hearing Loss
In 1911 Leo Bonn, inspired by his personal experience of deafness, founded the organisation that would become RNID.Our new name makes our intention clear. As Action on Hearing Loss, we’re working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.
We provide day-to-day care for people who are deaf and have additional needs.
We supply communication services and training.
We offer practical advice to help people protect their hearing.
We campaign to change public policy around hearing loss issues.
We support research into an eventual cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Why we need you
As we enter our second century, we still urgently need to reach those with hearing loss, those at risk of losing their hearing, and those who do not realise how isolating hearing loss can be.
We aim to make a real difference to the lives of 11 million people who are deaf or have a hearing loss across the United Kingdom. You can help us.
Our volunteers bring skills, experience, energy, enthusiasm and commitment to Action on Hearing Loss, and volunteering can make a difference in your life too, letting you meet new people and learn new skills.
What our Volunteers Say!
This year, an external agency, People Insight, helped us to benchmark our Volunteer survey results against volunteering surveys from other organisations in the not-for-profit sector, which highlighted the positive a
90% of our volunteers would recommend Action on Hearing Loss as a good place to volunteer which gives a strong indication that the charity’s staff are doing a great job in making volunteers feel valued.
Volunteers’ feedback is invaluable as it enables us to understand what we are doing really well and identify those areas that need our more focused attention.
Message From Volunteer Louise volunteer for two years.
What would you say to anyone thinking about volunteering?
“Go for it! If you're deaf like myself and feeling lonely and need a confidence boost, volunteering really does help. It gives you something to focus on. Planning your own event or street collecting, whatever it is, it really does have a positive vibe with it. That sense of achievement, however much you have raised at the end of it. Every penny counts and makes a difference! Go go go for it!”
Why not join Louise and find out for yourself , you may have a spare hour or two or perhaps want a more commited role either way we would be delighted to hear form you.