Employment Support

Hearing loss shouldn’t be a barrier to work

Evidence shows that:

  • Deaf people are twice as likely to be out of work as hearing people
  • The employment rate for those with hearing loss is over ten percent lower than the general population
  • Over half of individuals with hearing loss report that they have experienced discrimination, with one in four reporting that this resulted in them leaving a job

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society want this to change.

We are delivering employment related support to deaf and hard of hearing people in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. We believe that by working with deaf people we will be able to help them to overcome the barriers that they face to finding work and progressing their careers.

If you are interested in receiving employment support or want to know more then email employment@nottsdeaf.org.uk and we will be in touch.

The team can help you with matters relating to:     

  • Job Search
  • Filling in an Application
  • CV Writing
  • Interview Preparation
  • 1:1 Coaching
  • Career Guidance
  • Confidence Building
  • Volunteering
  • Employer Engagement
  • Access to Work Queries
  • Signposting

If you’d like any support or advice, please contact employment@nottsdeaf.org.uk.


Access to Work (AtW) is a publicly funded employment support programme that aims to help disabled people start or stay in work.
This factsheet gives individuals an overview of Access to Work.

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