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The NDCS is committed to providing clear and balanced information about all aspects of deafness.
Using our live chat service you can put a question to one of our Helpline workers
Find out what support and guidance to expect in the early stages of diagnosis.
Every month Tiger Mother brings you a frank insight into the ups and downs of life with a deaf child. Read her updates and post your own views and experiences.
View a list of our new and updated publications, dvds and technology products. Bookmark this page so you keep up to date with the latest NDCS resources as and when they're available.
All newborn babies in England are now screened for hearing loss within a few days of birth.
Glue ear is one of the most common childhood illnesses, and can cause temporary hearing loss.
Information about Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and sources of further support and information.
See our guide to understanding the different types of deafness, hearing tests, audiograms, and communication and language.
Working together to create a world without barriers
Every year, NDCS runs a membership survey to find out more about whether our services are right for you and your family and what you need from us. You can see the results of the 2013 survey below.
Thank you to everyone who helped us to shape our work by providing their views. NDCS Membership Survey 2013 - full report (2043 kb)
There are a variety of benefits available for a family with a deaf child, or for young deaf people. Find out more in this section.
Developing good communication is vital. Learn about the different communication methods you might use with your child.
Information on a range of education issues. including choosing a school, special educational needs and school transport.
Information on the causes of deafness, hearing aids and cochlear implants, newborn hearing screening and more.
Technology is transforming the lives of deaf children, but the range of equipment can prove daunting to families and carers.
NDCS publications are for young deaf people, families of deaf children and those who work with them.
Details of support in your area, including local groups, NDCS family and regional support officers and events close to you.
Information about health, education and careers for young deaf people.
A directory of links to organisations who can provide further support and information to families and deaf children.
We are creating a podcast series that will cover key information topics such as education, audiology and communication.
Information about sleeping problems in deaf children, as well as tips on how to help, and where to get more information.