Childhood deafness

In this section, our aim is to provide general information and facts on deafness.

About DCW

We will take a closer look at sound, explore the structure of the human ear, list some of the more common causes of deafness and define the two main types of deafness. The information provided in this section can be applied to deaf children all around the world.

If you have any information on childhood deafness you would like to share or would like to provide us with any feedback on this section, please email Deaf Child Worldwide.


Publications and Resources

We offer printed or downloadable publications and resources. Please visit our Publications and Resources section where you will find a list of resources we have produced, including sign language guidance and information on glue ear. 



Where we work

Deaf Child Worldwide works with partners in developing countries, facilitating work that enables deaf children and young people to be fully included in their family, education and community life.

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Deaf Child Worldwide relies on the generous support of individuals to be able to continue its work. Please, help us continue this work by making a one-off donation online now