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7th April 2000 at 01:00
Parents can find out how to identify and adapt to their child's hearing loss within days of its birth with a new information pack from Defeating Deafness, the medical research charity for deaf and hearing-impaired people. The launch of the pack coincides with the introduction of a new test for childhood deafness that could soon be available to newborns at most UK hospitals. All aspects of permanent and temporary hearing loss are covered including glue ear, language development, hearing aids and cochlear implants. Tel: 020 7833 1733.E-mail:

An audio-described performance of "The Wizard of Oz" in Exeter and a Viking experience in Scotland are among the activities featured in Let's Go!, the Royal National Institute for the Blind's new quarterly guide for eight to 16-yar-olds. As well as listing events accessible to blind and partially sighted young people, it contains reviews of past trips and details of sports activities such as goalball and archery. Free from Jenni Israel or Matt Parsonage at RNIB. Tel: 020 7388 1266.E-mail:

Examples of the successful lives children are leading thanks to the Natural Aural Approach are included in a leaflet, Deaf Children Talking: Why and How from the Now We're Talking: Deaf Children Can initiative. It also contains recent research results showing that deaf children achieved grades in their GCSEs equivalent to or better than the national average. The project is run by two charities, the Ewing Foundation and DELTA (Deaf Education through Listening and Talking).

Telfax: 01440 783 689.

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