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Overview of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss has a huge impact whether in childhood or adulthood. Deafness from birth impacts on the process of acquiring spoken language, and hence on educational attainments and later employment prospects. In adulthood, hearing loss is linked with isolation, greater incidence of mental health issues, and of unemployment. The impact on the individual, their family and on society is often not recognised.

This section will provide information about the impact of hearing loss from birth and in childhood and its educational impact and also the issues brought about by deafness in adulthood. It provides facts and figures about hearing loss, as well as information on other useful websites.