Hearing impairment

Introduction to hearing impairment

Hearing impairment

On this page you will find out about hearing impairment, hearing loss and deafness and what support is available for your child or young adult. As a parent you are always going to be the expert on your child.

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We use the term ‘deaf’ to refer to all levels of hearing impairment in children, including a partial or total loss of hearing. This includes those who may describe themselves as having a ‘hearing loss’, ‘hearing impairment’ or as ‘deaf’, and includes children who have glue ear. Once a diagnosis has been made, it's ok to feel a whole range of emotions including:

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 Derby City Team for hearing impairment is called STePS. Tel: 01332 641400 or email stepsadmin@derby.gov.uk

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