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Deaf-friendly info for teens and young people

Photo: Improve communication with deaf teenagers and young adults

Our website for deaf teens and young people, the Buzz, is full of helpful info and resources you can share with hearing friends, parents, teachers and health professionals to help them become more deaf aware. We’ve also got lots of videos on YouTube. Below is just a small selection of what’s available!

Videos to share with hearing friends

Want to help your friends improve their communication and understanding of deafness?
Then share with them these short videos from our Look, Smile, Chat campaign created by our Young People’s Advisory Board (YAB).

Watch our video: Deaf Awareness: Talk Normally

Watch more videos with communication tips and advice for being deaf-friendly

Getting the right support at medical appointments

My Life, My Health campaign

Find out how to improve your experience of healthcare appointments including getting communication support and going to appointments by yourself with our top tips, info about your rights and BSL videos from other deaf teens.

Watch our video: Deaf teen embarrassed at the doctor's

Download all the My Life, My Health resources

Deaf vloggers

Watch our young vloggers talk about their experiences of being deaf in a variety of different situations covering topics from going on holiday to how to get work colleagues to be more deaf-aware.

Watch the video from deaf vlogger, Ahmad: Helping my college become deaf aware 

Information to share with teachers and professionals

Personal profile

A personal profile is a handy document you can fill in and share with anyone teaching or working with you like a sports coach or activity leader. It brings together all the most important information about you so that they can support you in the best way possible.