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This section provides information on where you might find further help.

Action on Hearing Loss is the largest UK charity helping people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose. It enables people to take control of their lives and remove the barriers in their way, providing support and care, developing technology and treatments, and campaigning for equality.

Better Hearing Australia offers free, independent information and advice on managing hearing loss and other ear and hearing-related problems.

Hear it is an international non-profit and non-commercial organisation. It collects and circulates news, information and personal stories relating to hearing impairments and the human and socio-economic consequences.

Hearing Link (UK) ensures that individuals living with hearing loss can find information, specialist services and social contact, in order to live well with hearing loss.

Hearing Loss Ireland provides support and advocacy services for people suffering from hearing loss.

Hearing New Zealand, also known as The Hearing Association New Zealand, helps people with any type of hearing problem. It offers one-to-one support to individuals with hearing problems, both socially and in the workplace.

IOSH’s free health and safety information helpline provides advice on all matters related to occupational safety and health.

The Australian Tinnitus Association provides information, support and counselling to tinnitus sufferers and preventative education to the wider community.

The Better Hearing Institute (USA) provides a comprehensive source of information about hearing loss – how to prevent it, identify it, evaluate it and treat it.

The British Tinnitus Association provides information and advice on what tinnitus is, how to prevent it and how to manage it.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety offers a helpful overview of all the issues surrounding work-related health.

The Canadian Hearing Society is a non-profit organisation that provides services, products and information that remove barriers to communication and promote equity for people with hearing problems.

The Coalition for Global Hearing Health advocates for effective hearing health services and policies, to equip and empower hearing healthcare professionals, families, educators, communities and those with hearing loss, and to encourage and perpetuate good practice.

The Danish Association of the Hard of Hearing tries to improve the conditions for those who are hard of hearing and for those who have become deaf, have undergone a cochlear implantation, suffer from Tinnitus, Menière’s syndrome or other sound and hearing disorders.

The Ear Foundation (UK) is an independent charity that helps deaf people and their families make the best use of technology to improve hearing, communication and spoken language.

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a decentralised agency of the European Union that collects, analyses and disseminates information relating to occupational safety and health across Europe.

The Health and Safety Executive (UK) provides regulatory framework for workplace health and safety in Great Britain and offers advice to employers and workers on all health and safety matters, including noise hazard.

The Health for Work Adviceline (UK) helps small businesses to address the issues relating to employees’ ill health.

The Hearing Health Foundation (USA) helps to prevent and cure hearing loss and tinnitus through research and to promote hearing health.

The Hearing Loss Association of America provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss.

The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA is a non-profit professional organisation. It promotes, through its members, noise control solutions to environmental, product, machinery, industrial and other noise problems.

The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People is a non-political and non-sectarian organisation. It helps hard-of-hearing people of all ages and their families.

The Society for Sound Hearing India helps to improve the quality of life in the Asia region by offering developmental programmes. Its mission is to eliminate avoidable hearing impairment through the development of sustainable and inclusive ear and hearing care systems.

Additional information

Getting help with health and safety from IOSH provides practical guidance on working with consultants.

The Case Management Society UK provides more information on case management.

The Department for Work and Pensions (UK) has produced a leaflet advising patients about work, providing an evidence-based approached for physicians and other healthcare professionals.

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (UK) has produced guidance for employers on engaging an occupational physician.

The Health Risks at Work initiative from the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives provides simple and concise information to help small and medium-sized businesses manage common health risks.

The Peninsula Medical School literature review, Avoiding long-term incapacity for work: developing an early intervention in primary care, provides an evidence base for early intervention in sickness absence and discusses factors that influence referrals to return-to-work interventions.

The World Health Organization explains what an occupational health nurse does.