Making sure that all deaf children have access to good audiology services is a key priority for the National Deaf Children’s Society.
We want to assess the picture across the UK so yesterday we launched an online survey asking parents of deaf children in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland for their views and experience.
High quality audiology services are absolutely vital for the long term health and wellbeing of deaf children and young people. Good audiology services unlock educational and developmental opportunities that are otherwise denied to the deaf child. At a time when only 43% of deaf children are achieving five good GCSEs (compared to 70% of children with no identified SEN), we must ensure that early and effective diagnosis and intervention is of the highest and most consistent quality.
To help us out and to share your experiences please take no more than 10 minutes to complete our survey. The information you share will help us to get a better picture of what is happening across the UK and enable us to concentrate our efforts in the areas that most need attention. Sharing your story really does matter.