Read: The Guardian – How I support families coming to terms with being told their child is deaf

Posted on May 23, 2015

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This Guardian article featuring an audiologist from the NDCS is well worth a read:

Extract:

My day starts at 7am. Over breakfast I check my emails and scour Twitter, Facebook and news feeds for any questions that need answering, publications or news on the latest developments in audiology.

I am a home worker and spend most of the morning responding to online questions or requests for information from families. These will typically include a parent wanting to know the pros and cons of choosing grommet surgery or temporary hearing aids to treat glue ear, or the best technology for everyday things that most parents take for granted, such as communicating with a deaf child who is learning to ride a bike.

I trained as an audiologist straight from school 25 years ago and joined National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) as a specialist audiology adviser in 2004. The charity helps deaf children and their families by offering impartial, practical and emotional support, as well as challenging the government to improve services for the 45,000 deaf children in the UK.

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