A family’s experience when their son’s deafness was misdiagnosed despite repeated hearing tests, recently featured in The Irish Examiner newspaper. Read: “If it happened to our son, it could happen to others” The family went public with fears that misdiagnoses might happen to others. Feel free to comment on this piece below, in the space provided. Further
[Published in 2011] Proposed cuts to special-needs assistant (SNA) and resource teaching hours got extensive coverage in the recent national press, after the government announced a reduction in education support services from September 2011. Some deaf children (on a needs basis) have access to SNAs at mainstream schools, maybe with weekly resource-teaching hours approved by
Everyone lipreads to an extent regardless of their hearing, to get a sense of what people are saying to us. Deaf and hard-of-hearing people can rely almost fully on lip-reading, as they may not have the sound input to know what others are saying to them, or to follow a conversation. Charlie Swinbourne, a deaf writer
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