The websites below can offer you support with some of the issues associated with cholesteatoma.

Support with Deafness, Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

Information Line: Get help and advice on technology, welfare and benefits.
Telephone 0808 808 0123
Action on Hearing Loss Tinnitus Information Line: Telephone 0808 808 6666

Action on Hearing Loss Shop: Telephone 03330 144525

Support with Deafness in Children


National Deaf Children’s Society
Monday to Thursday 9.30am-9.30pm, Friday 9.30am-5pm. The Helpline is closed on all Bank Holidays observed in England. You can also use this number to speak to the NDCS audiologist:
Telephone 0808 800 8880

Check out NDCS information guides on returning back to school and useful equipment


Success for Kids with Hearing Loss has lots of information for helping kids succeed a with hearing loss.

Your Local Deaf Association

Search in Google <your county name> followed by ‘deaf association’ for example ‘Flintshire deaf association’

Support with Tinnitus

Tinnitus UK

UK Telephone Helpline: Monday-Friday 9.15 – 16.45

0800 018 0527 free of charge – from within the UK only

+44 (0)114 250 9922 outside the UK

Action on Hearing Loss Tinnitus Information Line: Telephone 0808 808 6666

The British Society of Audiology has produced a guide for audiologists on children with tinnitus. There are some useful coping strategies that may also be useful for adults.

Apps on the Market


AVA is an app that is currently in development. It provides subtitles when someone is speaking – perfect for when you can’t hear what they are saying. It is available on your mobile so it is ready when you need it.

Live Caption

A phone captioning app that helps you follow conversations by displaying text on your phone or tablet screen. iOS Live Caption / Android Live Caption


ClearCaptions adds free captions to your phone calls, displaying them on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. When you use ClearCaptions with your calls, it’s similar to turning on closed captions for your TV shows; you hear AND read what’s being said. ClearCaptions gives your hearing a helping hand.

iOS ClearCaptions / Android ClearCaptions