Hearing problems in the learning disability population: Is anybody listening?

Alex McClimens, S. Brennan, P. Hargreaves

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


We undertook this project because we believed that hearing loss experienced by the target population was greater than the referral figures suggested. Therefore, we set up a trial service initiative designed to examine the efficacy of different referral routes into audiology services for adults with learning disability. This retrospective analysis focuses on the generation of data on hearing loss on a small population sample (n = 136) gathered over a 6-month period in 2012. We suggest remedial action now to prevent more problems in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-160
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Learning Disabilities
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2015


  • Down Syndrome
  • hearing problems
  • learning disability
  • screening
  • undetected hearing loss


Dive into the research topics of 'Hearing problems in the learning disability population: Is anybody listening?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this