On Wednesday 8th June a group of inspirational deaf children and young people from across the UK joined MPs, hearing experts, and other VIPs at the House of Commons for the Power of Speech - a unique event hosted by the charity Auditory Verbal UK.

With help from Crown, Auditory Verbal UK have released a short video of the day which demonstrates what deaf children can achieve with the right support at an early age.

The Power of Speech event also launched the first cost benefit analysis of auditory verbal therapy.  The report 'Investing in a sound future for deaf children: a cost benefit analysis of auditory verbal therapy at Auditory Verbal UK' (June 2016) shows that for every £1 invested in the charity's early intervention, there is a return of at least £4 on the child's future.

The executive summary and full report are available here.