Find Deaf Friendly Churches on UK Services Map

A deaf friendly church should have four main things:

  • A deaf-friendly church should have a loop system to allow you to connect your hearing aid to hear the speaker or preacher at the front clearly. 
  • The revered or preacher of a deaf-friendly church should be clearly spoken and have attended deaf awareness training. 
  • Good lighting within the church and on anyone speaking is essential for those lipreading
  • There should be availability to sit at the front to be able to lip-read
  • A BSL interpreter should also be present if members of the congregation of the deaf friednly church use British Sign Language. 

If you run a service, you can add it to the hearing services directory for free. Check out how to do this with instructions on our Add Your Hearing Service page.

 

Quick Tips

To hear with a hearing aid on the phone, hold the telephone near the hearing aid microphone, if you have a behind the ear hearing aid this will be behind your ear.