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Recording Emerging Adulthood in Deaf Youth: A Summary Report of the READY Study June 2019 – September 2023

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Read the published report here.

Who is this study about?
“This study is about deaf young people in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) who are on the cusp of adulthood. READY stands for Recording
Emerging Adulthood in Deaf Youth. Those in the READY study joined when they were aged 16 – 19 years. Some were still at school, some in college, some starting
to enter employment, and a few who were not in employment, education or training (NEET). Deaf young people are diverse for many of the same reasons
that all young people are whether in terms of disposition, background, identity characteristics, socio-economic circumstances or opportunity. They are also
highly diverse for reasons associated with being deaf such as preferred means of communication and proficiency of language(s) used; in audiological terms their
degree of deafness; when being deaf came into their lives; what kinds of hearing technologies they use or not; and how they understand the place of deafness in
their lives.”