There are almost 9 million people in the UK and 758,000 people in Scotland with some degree of hearing loss. Most are over the age of 60.
There are 50,000 children with hearing loss across the UK.
At least 24,000 people in the UK use British Sign Language (BSL) as their main language.
North East Scotland College offer an introduction to BSL, giving you the basic skills needed to communicate using British Sign Language. Find out more
North East Sensory Services run an Independent Club for Deaf people in Aberdeen. Any Deaf person can become a member. Hearing people can become associate members. BSL is used at the club.
This social club holds club nights, bingo, a video group, a signing and singing group, and special events like a Burns supper, Christmas party etc. It meets at NESS on John Street every Saturday from 6.30pm.