From hearing screening to early intervention for deaf children and their families

  • John Bamford (Participant)
  • Adrian Davis (Participant)
  • Young, Alys (Participant)
  • Uus, Kai (Participant)
  • Wendy Mccracken (Participant)
  • Gwen Carr (Participant)
  • Helen Tattersall (Participant)
  • Ros Hunt (Participant)
  • Maria Gascon-Ramos (Participant)

Impact: Health impacts


Around 800 children are born each year in England with congenital permanent bilateral hearing loss and significant consequences for language development and social-emotional wellbeing. A 15-year programme of inter-disciplinary research made the case for the implementation of universal newborn hearing screening in England; now the NHS standard of care. Our subsequent studies developed a model of professional practice adopted internationally. Our tools to evaluate service quality have been adapted for use in the US, Canada and Australia. We have trained over 500 professionals in 6 countries
Impact date2014
Category of impactHealth impacts
Impact levelBenefit