Resources for deaf children and young people

Family reading

Comic books for deaf children

We have three comics for children to help them learn more about deafness and to get them used to the idea of visiting the audiologist or getting hearing aids.

Going to the Hearing Clinic

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Are you taking your child to the hearing clinic for the first time? Finding it hard to explain what will happen? This comic will help children to understand who they will meet and what will happen, and that there’s nothing to be afraid of.

Download: Going to the hearing clinic

Ali gets Hearing Aids

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Ali’s getting hearing aids, how does it make him feel? Excited? A bit sad? Worried? He’s just not sure, but that’s okay. Follow Ali’s adventure in getting his aids and see how he gets on. A fantastic comic book story for preparing children for what to expect when they get fitted for hearing aids.

Download: Ali gets hearing aids

Harvey gets Grommets

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A short comic book story about Harvey, a young boy who gets grommets. It explains why he gets grommets, what happens when he visits the doctor, and what happens at the hospital when the grommets are put in.

Download: Harvey gets grommets

The Buzz for deaf young people

Older children can visit the Buzz – our website for deaf young people. They’ll be able to read all about deafness and deaf identity for themselves, as well as make friends, get support, play games and find out about our events – all in a safe space.

Buzz laptop 12-18

To order hard copies of these comic books, please visit our Publications page.

Got a question about deafness? Have a look at our Parents' FAQs.

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