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NDCS: The National Deaf Children's Society
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How NDCS can help

Find out about all the ways we can help you and your family.

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Children and families support and advice

There are three ways to contact the Helpline team - Email, call or Live Chat.

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Understanding deafness

Our guide to understanding the different types of deafness, hearing tests, audiograms, and communication and language is a great starting point for everyone. 

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New and updated resources

View a list of our new and updated publications, DVDs and technology products. Bookmark this page so you keep up to date with our latest and updated resources.

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Our publications

Our publications are for young deaf people, families of deaf children and those who work with them.

HearingLoss

My baby has a hearing loss

Find out what support and guidance to expect in the early stages of diagnosis.

Technology for your deaf child

Technology and products for your child

An introduction to the wide range of products and equipment that might be helpful to your deaf child at home, at school or when socialising with friends.

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Sounding Off!

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.

Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

Newborn Hearing Screening

All newborn babies in England are now screened for hearing loss within a few days of birth. 

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Glue ear

Glue ear is one of the most common childhood illnesses, and can cause temporary hearing loss.

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Auditory Processing Disorder

Information about Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and sources of further support and information.

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Sleeping problems

Information about sleeping problems in deaf children, as well as tips on how to help, and where to get more information.

Benefits

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.

Communication

Developing good communication is vital. Learn about the different communication methods you might use with your child.

Education

Information on a range of education issues. including choosing a school, special educational needs and school transport.

Health

Information on the causes of deafness, hearing aids and cochlear implants, newborn hearing screening and more.

Support in your area

Details of support in your area, including local groups, NDCS family and regional support officers and events close to you.

Information for young deaf people

Information about health, education and careers for young deaf people.

Useful links and organisations

A directory of links to organisations who can provide further support and information to families and deaf children.

Our podcasts

We are creating a podcast series that will cover key information topics such as education, audiology and communication.

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Membership Survey 2014

My Needs, My Challenges

Every year, we run 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 2014 survey below.

My Needs My Challenges report (1029 kb) [pdf]