The publication gives information on the numbers on the registers at 31 March 1995. The key points of the analysis are:
- the number of people registered as deaf at 31 March 1995 was 45,500, an increase of 9% from 31 March 1992
- the number of people registered as hard of hearing was 125,900, up 32% on March 1992. This increase is likely to be due to greater publicity and awareness
Registration is voluntary.