A diagnosis of deafness can be very unexpected as most deaf babies and children are born to families who are new to deafness. This parent tip will give you some practical advice to help you, your baby or child, and your family.
Deafness, or hearing loss, happens when one or more parts of the ear aren’t working effectively. The terms ‘deaf’, ‘deafness’ and ‘hearing loss’ are used in place of each other to refer to all types of hearing loss from mild to profound. This includes deafness in one ear or short-term hearing loss such as glue ear.