Be Our Member

Our members feel a sense of belonging to our close-knit community and are die-hard supporters of our work and mission. Whether you are a hearing person who is new to the world of the Deaf (and want to learn more about Deaf culture and sign language), or a Deaf person seeking to join the community, or a hard-of-hearing person who wishes to advocate for greater accessibility – we welcome all of you!

Types of Memberships

We offer various memberships for different groups and ages.

Ordinary Membership ($15 per year)
Only for Singapore citizens and permanent residents who are over the age of sixteen years

Life Membership ($150 one-time payment)
For Ordinary Members who have been members of the Association for at least five years.

Corporate Membership ($500 per year)
For business organisations.

Associate Membership ($30 per year)
For non-Singapore citizens over the age of sixteen years.

Junior Membership ($5 per year)
For deaf and hard-of-hearing Singapore citizens and permanent residents under the age of sixteen years.

Objectives of the Association

The objectives of the Association shall be:

(a)    to promote and manage all aspects of the welfare of the Deaf (including those with hearing disabilities and who are hard of hearing, (hereinafter referred to as the Deaf) in Singapore;

(b)   to develop, provide and maintain welfare, educational and training services for the Deaf in Singapore;

(c)    to advocate for the full participation of the Deaf community in our society;

(d)   to do any or all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects, the Association shall:

  • receive gifts in property or in kind, whether subject to any special trust or not, for any one or more of the objectives of the Association;
  • raise funds in aid of the Deaf in such manner as the Association may think fit, including the sale of hearing aids, accessories or other things;
  • publish any newspapers, periodicals, books, articles, advertisements in print or other appropriate medium that the Association may think desirable for the promotion of its objectives and such other materials;
  • establish, support and aid in the setting up of any other Association formed for or any part of the objectives of the Association;
  • purchase, develop, maintain, lease or otherwise acquire land or buildings of whatever kind or any interest in the same and to sell, convey, assign, mortgage, pledge or otherwise dispose of any land or buildings for the purpose of the Association.

Membership Benefits

As a famous saying goes – membership has its privileges! Both deaf and hearing persons can apply to our member. And as a member of SADeaf, you will receive a membership card and enjoy the following benefits:

  • * 20 sessions of free sign language interpretation annually (applicable to Ordinary & Life members)
  • * 20 sessions of free note-taking services annually (applicable to Ordinary & Life members)
  • Discount on sign language course fees
  • Free annual hearing test
  • Discount on Sivantos / Phonak hearing aids and accessories such as batteries
  • *Eligible to sign up for exclusive mobile service plans by StarHub
  • Preferential Health Screening Rate at Partner’s Clinic. (For more information, please enquire at the SADeaf office.)
  • Participate in the Association’s events for free or at discounted rates, if applicable
  • Ordinary and Life Members have the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting of the Association and to stand for election to the Executive Council.

Note: If you have hearing loss and are visiting SADeaf for the first time, and do not have an audiogram or doctor’s certification of deafness, we offer a hearing test service at our Hearing Care Centre for $15.

You are also encouraged to join SADeaf as a member; in doing so, the hearing test fee will be waived for the hearing test service. The membership subscription fee is $15 per annum and you will enjoy membership benefits as well.

(Important: For full terms and conditions of membership, do read the Membership Factsheet before you apply.)

Payment is by Cash, NETS, NETS QR, Cheque, and PayNow only.

  1. Cash, NETS, NETS QR: Please pay in person at SADeaf during working hours.
  2. Cheque: The cheque should be made payable to “The Singapore Association for the Deaf”. Please mail the completed registration form and cheque to: The Singapore Association for the Deaf, 227 Mountbatten Road, Singapore 397998.
  3. PayNow: Please use the PayNow function in your banking app. You can either scan the QR code or key in the UEN.

3a: Scan the PayNow QR below.

Under ‘Reference’, please type “XXX Membership Year”.XXX refers to the type of membership you are applying/renewing for. YYYY refers to the year(s) you are paying for. (For example, if you are applying and paying for 2020 Ordinary membership, please type “Ordinary Membership 2020”.)

3b: Key in UEN: If you do not know how to scan the QR, you can key in these details on the PayNow screen on your mobile app.

UEN: S62SS0061C
Reference No: Type “XXX Membership YYY”.

XXX refers to the type of membership you are applying/renewing for. YYY refers to the year(s) you are paying for. (For example, if you are applying and paying for 2020 Ordinary membership, please type “Ordinary Membership 2020”.)




















Please email the membership application form and copy of QR payment to this email address (