Edinburgh hearing loss support directory

Working life, leisure and volunteering

Logo for hearing loss awarenessAccess to work

You can get help from the Government to pay for equipment, services such as lipspeakers or electronic notetakers, or adaptations to enable you to do your job. You must be in work or about to start work to access the scheme.  See the Government website for more details.

Deaf Action Employability Service

This service supports unemployed Deaf, Deafblind, deafened and Hard of Hearing adults 18+ years old with enhancing their chances of successfully getting a job. These include: CV writing, applying for jobs, interview training, building self-confidence, setting employment aims, offering drop in clinics, engaging with employers. We also deliver a range of workshops including interview skills and keeping healthy in the workplace. See the Deaf Action website or email employability@deafaction.org for more information.

Additional resources

ArtLink provides practical support so that people with disabilities can access the arts.

Access Scottish Theatre lists accessible performances happening across Scotland.

Your Local Cinema lists captioned films showing at Edinburgh cinemas

Many theatres, cinemas and galleries have a hearing loop.  You can contact them directly for more details.

Volunteer Edinburgh Health and Wellbeing Team

This team supports people who face barriers to engaging in volunteering including people who have an acquired hearing loss.  For more information you can see the Volunteer Edinburgh website or contact Volunteer Edinburgh.

Phone: 0131 225 0630
Email: healthandwellbeing@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk

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