GDA strives to a vision of a society that actively supports ways to break down communication barriers for deaf and hard of hearing people. Our mission is to promote a sense of equality in a hearing world which often lacks understanding and empathy for hearing impairment. We do this by providing a range of services and social activities which provide choice and control, greater independence and ultimately better physical and mental wellbeing.
GDA is an award-winning user-led organization, and our beneficiaries include adults and children who have been born deaf and whose preferred method of communication is sign language, and also those with an acquired hearing loss. either through illness or aging, whom rely on speech but can no longer hear. Our services include communications support (BSL interpreters), deaf employment support, listening aid equipment, hearing aid clinics, deaf children’s and deaf youth clubs, advocacy, deaf awareness training and lip reading classes.