The speech and language therapists providing this service are available on Wednesdays and Fridays only. They have completed further training in working with deaf people and have British Sign Language skills.

The service is for deaf or hard of hearing adults who are having communication difficulties because of a hearing loss. We offer :

One-to-one therapy for communication difficulties resulting from a hearing loss, focusing on:

  • Speech
  • Voice
  • Talking tactics and confidence building

Communication groups to develop communication skills and confidence


Service management


Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
47-49 Huntley Street

Other referral information

What we treat

This service provides assessment and treatment for deaf or hard of hearing adults who are having communication difficulties because of a hearing loss. The focus is predominantly on improving spoken English skills and building confidence to use speech, as well as to enhance overall communication skills.

Referral criteria / acceptance criteria

Any deaf or hard of hearing adult wishing to improve their spoken English skills and overall communication abilities may be referred. We work with hearing aid users as well as those with auditory implants. 

How to refer

Referrals are accepted from:

  • Professional staff at UCLH and the Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat and ED Hospital.(Refer via EPIC: Audiovestibular medicine – Speech & Language Therapy).
  • Non UCLH/RNENTEDH patients may be referred via an electronic GP referral to the Audiovestibular Medicine Service at the RNENTEDH. 

Referral address

Medical Services RNENT&EDH
250 Euston Road

  • Talking about your speech and/or communication problem.
  • Advice.
  • One to one therapy if needed.

The first appointment lasts 45 minutes. Your therapist will ask you about the communication problem you are having and will carry out a test of your difficulties and identify your strengths. You will be given advice and may be given exercises to carry out at home. After your assessment, your therapist will discuss with you whether further treatment would be helpful. If appropriate, further appointments will be arranged with you before you leave.

  • RNID The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) campaigns for change, provides services and training, and actively supports scientific and technical research. They have a wealth of factsheets available free to download on everything from rights at work to hearing aids.
  • Sense. - Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.
  • City Lit Centre for Deaf Education Courses. centre-for-deaf-education. City Lit provides a range of courses for deaf people including English, Maths, digital skills, lipreading, British Sign Language. Many courses are delivered online.
  • HearingLink   Established for those who have become deaf, their remit is to ensure that people living with a hearing loss can find information, specialist services and social contact, in order to live life to the full.
  • RAD: The Royal Association for Deaf People provide services to deaf people in their first or preferred language, usually British Sign Language (BSL).
  • Remark:! is a Deaf led organisation, established who are passionate about the Deaf community and provide a range of services to meet the needs of their clients.  Services include BSL interpreting, BSL training, subtitling, in-vision and support workers.