About us

Deaf Action is a *deaf-led charity providing services across Scotland to the estimated 1,012,000 people living with some degree of hearing loss.

For many, deafness and hearing loss can be isolating and socially debilitating. Deaf Action’s services are geared towards removing barriers for deaf* people and empowering them to access and participate in society.

Our vision

Working together to achieve a sustainable and integrated organisation for *deaf people.

(We want to create a charity that is viable and can continue to support *deaf people in the future)


To Improve the quality and conditions of life for *deaf people

(We want to make a positive impact on *deaf people’s lives)


Deaf Action has a proud history…

Since our beginnings on Leith Street in Edinburgh over 180 years ago, we are proud to have been at the forefront of many major achievements – in fact we were the first formally constituted deaf organisation in the world!



Our services

We offer a range of services across Scotland. Search for what's near you...

Our courses

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Deaf Action currently has a team of registered BSL Interpreters that work in a variety of settings. Combined, we have over 45 years of interpreting experience.

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*deaf includes people who are Deaf BSL users, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing

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