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Research about impact of mild and moderate hearing loss

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NDCS has sent some information related to research about the impact of mild and moderate hearing loss.

New research has been published by Coventry University and the University of Warwick on literacy difficulties and undiagnosed hearing loss. It can be read here on the Nuffield Foundation website.

As colleagues already know, glue ear or mild/moderate hearing loss can have a major impact. The research may be a useful opportunity to remind other colleagues that all professionals need to be alert to the signs of hearing loss, particularly in children whose deafness was not identified at birth or who have acquired deafness during childhood, and that any parental or professional concerns about hearing are always taken seriously and acted on.

Resources from the National Deaf Children’s Society for parents and professionals may be helpful and can be found at www.ndcs.org.uk/mildmoderate and www.ndcs.org.uk/glueear.