Resource | 19.02.2024 | By Teresa Quail

3d. Understand aetiology (cause) of deafness

Deaf Children and Young People (DCYP) and families

  • know about the aetiology (cause)of deafness or why it is not known yet
  • understand how aetiology can be identified, eg genetic testing
  • know aetiological investigations are an option for DCYP and families at any stage
  • understand what it means if the aetiology is known
  • understand the potential and challenges of genetic testing.

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3a.  Know about personal amplification

3b. Know about other technology for access to sound

3c. Engage with audiology services and understand audiological information

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3e. Knowledge of acoustics and the impact on listening


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Section 5  Manage change

Section 6  Preparation for adulthood

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