Achievements Of Deaf Pupils In Scotland

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Hearing Loss Levels

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How many profoundly deaf children are there in Scotland? How many deaf children have a severe hearing loss? How many have a mild hearing loss? How many deaf children have hearing loss in one ear (unilateral hearing loss). What are the proportions of pre-school children with the different types of loss? This information is presented in different combinations and in different visual formats in the Hearing Loss Levels ADPS charts.

Update, April 2006 (no BSL translation available as yet for this update)

The following table shows the changing picture between 2000 and 2004. The table identifies cochlear implanted children as a separate category.  The reason for this decision can be found in an article by Marian Grimes, which appeared in the magazine of the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf in March 2005: Categorising Hearing Loss for Those with Cochlear Implants.

Note that the questionnaire return rates are slightly less in 2003/04; this should be taken into account in relation to any downward trends in year four.


Hearing Loss Levels 2000-2004
              preschool children and school pupils in Scotland by hearing lossDeaf preschool children and school pupils in Scotland by hearing loss level l

For more ADPS information about cochlear implantation, see also the Children & Young People with Cochlear Implants section.

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