Durham Deafened Support, also known as DDS, are a County Durham based organisation who seek out and bring together people who have aquired hearing loss and who are not coping with their disability.
The registered charity was formed 17 years ago as it was felt there was a lack of support in the local area.
Their users range from 18 to 94 years of age and covers the whole of County Durham, having started out in the East Durham area.
Through communication techniques, advice and support, their Life After Deaf programme has shown that early intervention reduces mental health problems.
Working with Printmeit.com, the charity have produced a whole range of outdoor banners and leaflets.
Jane Atkinson, the charity's coordinator and line manager said; "These are vital to DDS as the people we support can't understand what is being said in noisy environments."
Printmeit.com's Adam and Keith worked with Durham Deafened Support 10 years ago when they ran TalentStar, an organisation working with North East charities making issue based video productions.
With the organisation they made Are You Listening which was written by Jane.
She adds; "The DVD has been sent as far as Dubai and almost every lip-reading teacher in the UK has a copy. It is used as a training DVD in deaf awareness and communication skills. It enables a greater understanding about aquired hearing loss.
To watch Are You Listening on YouTube go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyTYnT-Pjjc&feature=youtu.be.
Their website www.ddsupport.org.uk was designed by Printmeit.