Sign off: Is our education system deaf to the needs of vulnerable young pupils?

Many deaf children are deprived of access to quality sign language and risk never reaching their full potential

Soon after Calum Geary was born, doctors realised there was a problem: he didn’t have the vital auditory nerves that transmit sound information from his middle ear to his brain.

It made him one of a handful of deaf children in Ireland who cannot benefit from any kind of hearing aid technology.

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