Children (Deafness)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th July 1966.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Robinson Mr Kenneth Robinson , St Pancras North 12:00 am, 4th July 1966

A general practitioner suspecting deafness would normally refer the child to an audiology clinic for full investigation. The importance of early detection and diagnosis of deafness in young children was emphasised in circulars sent to all local health and education authorities in 1961 and in March this year.