Prevalence

Up to two of every thousand children born in the UK has hearing loss and around one in a thousand of these children will be severely to profoundly deaf1.  Estimates of the number of children with severe to profound hearing loss in the UK under the age of five years are between 6,4007 and 7,2008.

For more information about the number of deaf children in the UK please see CRIDE reports.(Consortium for Research into Deaf Education).