In this section
Find out about the different types and levels of deafness, the ear and
how it works and experience what a hearing loss sounds like.
Here we explain some of the types and causes of deafness, and identify genetic conditions related to deafness.
Find out what a hearing loss sounds like, including what a classroom environment is like for a deaf child.
Find out about balance and balance disorders and their association with hearing loss.
Information on one of the most common childhood conditions. Find out about the causes of glue ear, treatments, how glue ear affects children and much more.
Find out about the different tests that can be used to find out how much hearing your child has.
Find out about the different types of implants available, and whether they’re suitable for your child, including cochlear implants (CIs) and bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHAs).
Information for you whether your child has just been identified as deaf or if their hearing loss is acquired, progressive or late onset.
Signs to looks out for, what to do if you’re concerned about your child’s hearing and what to do next, as well as common myths about children with a mild or moderate hearing loss.
Answers to the most common questions parents have when their child is identified as deaf.
Deaf children may require surgery for lots of reasons – our information can help you and your child prepare.
Comic books for deaf children and our website for young people – the Buzz.
Information on monitoring your child’s eyesight, tests and what you need to be thinking about.
Information to support you and your child when using your local audiology service, including your rights as a user of NHS audiology services.