With one in 6 people living with some level of hearing loss the chances are that we all know someone who is living with deafness.
Deafness is one of the most misunderstood conditions within our society and as a result what many people don’t understand about deafness, is just how truly isolating it can be.
Most will assume it is simply about not being able to hear, but in fact deafness is about the daily struggles a person has with communication and the heart-breaking effect that it can have on a person’s mental and physical wellbeing.
“For me, it’s like living in a cloud that keeps the sound out. It’s isolating and frightening.”
GDA provides a range of practical and emotional support that aim to enable a person to live confidently with their deafness.
No-ones deserves to live in a world of loneliness and isolation, but with your help, together we can ensure that no deaf, hard of hearing or deafened child, young person or adult does.
Find out how you can get involved to help make a difference…