Coping with hearing loss in a hearing world

Soundz Off Directory


People with hearing loss can do everything that anyone else can do - except hear.  That's why support, advice and guidance on getting and staying in a job is essential.  At Soundz Off we are keen to signpost solutions which enable people with hearing loss to follow any career choice they want.  

There is a huge amount of information already out there to help you and we are constantly updating our list 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
Access to Work An Access to Work grant helps pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition so you can start working, stay in work or start your own business
Benefits and Work Information, help and expert step-by-step guides on applying for PIP (Personal Independence Payments), Employment and Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
Deaf ATW Information to help challenge Access to Work (ATW) decisions
Deaf Umbrella Providing communication support workers and interpreters to employees in education and the workplace (London and South East)
Deaf Unity Supporting and empowering deaf communities around the world
Disability Rights UK Leadership Academy Empowering capable, confident disabled leaders in all areas of employment and addressing the need for greater equality in the workplace
ECDP Disability Confident portal representing disabled people through a range of support and services including help to get into employment

Hearing Link

New job site for deaf and hard of hearing
Hearing Link Work and education advice
Jobcentreplus - Disability Employment Advisors Programmes, grants and assistance to find work and stay in work
NexTalk Communication software enabling businesses (in the US and Canada) to communicate effectively with deaf and hard-of-hearing customers
Remploy UK's leading provider of disability employment services
Shaw Trust Charity and UK's third largest sector provider of employment services for disabled and disadvantaged people
STTRs Direct Speech to text reporters transcribing live telephone calls and meetings either in person or over the internet (for deaf and deafened employees)
UK Council on Deafness Vision for 'Access to Work' scheme - discussions with the Minister for Disabled People and the Department for Work & Pensions