Social butterflies

Do you feel as I do, an ‘In-Between’, i.e. neither hearing nor deaf? Is your social life curtailed because you can’t sign or your friends can’t, your friends are hearing so don’t understand your communication needs, lip reading is difficult, most social places are too noisy or dark?

You can meet other people who have found themselves in a similar social situation. Join the groups below to make new friends, find support and advice from people who understand.

(If you hear of new groups in the UK, please let me know so I can add to this list.)

Deaf UK Events
Sign up for weekly emails of deaf events

Deaf and HOH Club 400+ members
Venue : Online

Deaf Bikers
Meets : sign up for events
Venue : Online

Deaf Dating UK
Venue : Online
It is free to join and has been bringing together local UK deaf and HOH people together for friendship and romance.

Deaf4Life 1200 members
Venue : Online

Deaf Forum
Venue : Online

Deaf-Life
Venue : Online

Deaf Pub UK
Venue : various places around London

Deaf Pub Latin & Havana Bar London
Meets : First Friday of every month 6.30-11.30pm
Venue : 43 – 45 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, Farringdon, London EC1M 3JB

Deaf UK Chat
Venue : Online

Hearing Journey: Cochlear Implant community
Venue: Online

HOHUK (Hard of Hearing UK)
HOHUK ON FACEBOOK – Group : HOHUK
HOHUK YAHOO GROUP 400+ members

London Deaf Art-House Cinema Group
Meets : Once a month
Venue : Curzon Soho cinema
Further info : London Deaf Art-House Cinema Group (Facebook) or email deaffilmgroup@googlemail.com

Magic Deaf
Venue : Various places around London

See Hear Talk
Venue : Online

Smoke Signals
Venue : Online

The Deaf Village
Venue : Online

7 responses

8 04 2008
IanG

Hi, what a fantastic blog you have here! I have found the on-line community very friendly and have made many good friends vis the yahoo HoH group for example. This blog is bookmarked keep up the good work.

Ian

16 09 2010
yummiee cupcake

wow youre in uk?! that’s amazing. how’s life in uk? i’d like to go there someday!

16 09 2010
Funnyoldlife

UK is getting colder and rainier – we’re expecting snow next week! 🙂

14 10 2010
Kevin M

I think they meet at Slug and Lettuce one Wednesday a month

The Slug and Lettuce – Leicester Square
5 Lisle Street Leicester Square
LondonWC2H 7BG

I was there last November and it was a lot of fun!

27 11 2014
Katrina

Hi Kevin,

Could I just check which group this is, ie, who it’s for exactly, which Wednesday of the month they meet and what time? I know a young man aged 26 who would be interested in meeting other heard of hearing young people.

Thanks,

Katrina

18 01 2015
Tina

You can find information at http://hccig.org.uk/events/

21 04 2012
Tim Sigler

Hey Tina, I`ve been enjoying my Neptune and it`s being waterproof. It came in handy just the other day while tackling some honeydos for my mother. To finish and hear at the same time I had to waterproof my ear. Anyhow I thought I`d send you a bit of verse that might one day involve my Neptunes waterproof capabilities. Check it out from years ago when the rain didn`t matter.

Walking in the Rain

I like walking in the rain.
I guess I’m just a hopeless case.
It doesn’t wash away the pain.
It sure feels good upon my face.

I like walking in the moonlight.
You know that old man’s seen me cry.
He never ever makes things alright.
I don’t think he’ll ever try.

I like walking right at sunrise.
It makes me think of the light in your eyes.
I like walking in the rain.
It helps me deal with painful goodbyes.

I loved you, I love you, and I`ll love you.
Until the mountains meet the sea.
I only hope someday you`ll find a smile.
Remembering that you loved me.

This life is just a school of sorrow.
It’s just a classroom taught with pain.
I hope in some distant tomorrow.
We’ll meet while walking in the rain.

Happy trails…Tim

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