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Information about Deafness and Hearing Loss


National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)

An information resource (see link on the right of this page) has been developed by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) for Early Support for parent carers with children up to the age of 25 who are deaf. It contains information about your child’s deafness and how it will affect you and your child.

The term ‘deaf’ is used to mean any level of permanent or temporary hearing loss, from mild to profound, in one or both ears.

Families were consulted about the content and the resource reflects what parent carers of deaf children said they wished they had known.

Deaf young people also told us what information they thought was most important for their families to know.

To find out more about National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) visit their website using the link on the left of this page.



Reviewed: 21/04/2017

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