Coping with hearing loss in a hearing world

Soundz Off Directory

Campaigns and Petitions

In an ideal world we would not have to campaign for equal access to information, support or treatment for hearing loss.  However there is still a long way to go before the help we need becomes readily available.  Soundz Off aims to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by those with hearing loss and we are keen to support campaign and promote petitions which raise awareness of these issues.  Please support this vital work.

There is a huge amount of information already out there to help you and we constantly update our lists to bring you links to the latest information, equipment and news about all things hard of hearing (HoH). We hope you find the Directory useful and if you have any useful links that you'd like us to add, please contact us.

Name of organisation (Click to open in new window) Overview
Accessible Cinema Campaign to get all cinemas to show all films with subtitles
Caption everything 121 Captions campaign asking for captions to be provided as standard across all media Start a petition relating to hearing loss (70 million users)
Commission on Hearing Loss International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) has launched a Commission seeking to address the significant and growing problem of hearing loss in the UK
Deaf ATW Information to help complain about and challenge Access to Work (ATW) decisions
Deaf Awareness Week Raising awareness of hard-of-hearing and deaf issues (held every year in May)
Demand for access to DVDS for deaf/hearing impaired people e-Petition asking for subtitles to be shown on all DVDs
Employment support for disabled people Government enquiry into Access to Work scheme
Get Deaf Aware National campaign supported by major brands to enhance awareness and best practice in everyday deaf and hard of hearing communications
Let's Loop the UK Hearing Link campaign to improve hearing loops at all UK venues
Listen Up National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) campaign following NHS report showing one-third of audiology departments are failing deaf children
Loud Music Action on Hearing Loss campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of listening to loud music
Lovefilm Petition asking Lovefilm to add subtitles to DVDs and streamed content
Pipedown Freedom from piped music in public places
Sick of It Signhealth Report on how the NHS is failing deaf people
Sky Petition on asking BSkyB to provide subtitles for Ondemand services
#subtitlefail Hashtag to raise awareness on Twitter of incorrect subtitling
#SubtitleIt Action on Hearing Loss campaign to get broadcasters to provide subtitles on all TV, on-demand TV, catch-up TV and boxed sets
stopchanges2ATW Campaign led by deaf professionals to draw attention to the impact of Access to Work funding cuts on the ability of deaf people to work
Subtitles for Sky On Demand Online campaign to get Sky TV to subtitle all its on-demand content
Tinnitus Drawing attention to the severity of the condition and to have it recognised as a disability
Teaching sign language Petition on to teach sign language in schools
Who Lets The Dogs In Campaign by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to educate business owners to ensure they allow hearing dogs to enter their premises