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NDCS have published a new booklet this week: My Baby Has a Hearing Loss: Support for parents of children aged 0–2.

This booklet is for parents who have just found out their baby has a hearing loss. It:

  • explains who NDCS are and how they can help families with a deaf child
  • gives brief introductory information on common topics, such as communication and hearing technology
  • signposts to further information and support.

Why did NDCS produce this booklet?

"We know that most deaf children are born to hearing parents, who have no previous experience of deafness, so for some families when they’re told their baby has a hearing loss, the news can come as a great shock. We asked parents what their top questions or concerns were when they first found out their baby had a hearing loss, and we’ve captured those in this booklet.

Please do contact the Helpline to order copies or it can also be downloaded from www.ndcs.org.uk/baby.

Please do share this with your contacts/networks/forums and let me know what you, families and professionals think of it. All feedback will be used to improve it when it’s reviewed and updated in the future."