See also:United England Scotland .
See also:Ireland .
See also:Kingdom . &
See also:Wales . • 1851 I in 1550 I in 1739 I in 1340 I in 1264 1861 I in 1430 I in 1639 I in 1310 I in 1025 1871 I in 1642 I in 1972 I in 1610 I in 974 1881 I in 1694 I in 1953 I in 1745 I in Ioo8 1891 I in 1814 I in 2040 I in 1893 I in 1053 1901 I in 1897 I In 2132 I in 1694 I in 1122 There has, therefore, been on the whole a steady decrease of those described as "
See also:deaf and dumb " in proportion to the population in
See also:Great Britain and Ireland . But in the
See also:census for 1901, in addition to the 15,246 returned as " deaf and dumb " in England and Wales, 18,507 were entered as being " deaf," 2433 of whom were described as having been " deaf from childhood." Mr B . H .
See also:Payne, the
See also:principal of the Royal
See also:Cambrian Institution,
See also:Swansea, makes the following remarks upon these figures: " The natural conclusion, of course- is that there has been a large increase, relative as well as absolute, of the class in which we are interested, which we
See also:call the deaf, and which includes the deaf and dumb . Indeed, the number, large as it is, cannot be considered as
See also:complete, for the schedules did not require persons who were only deaf to state their infirmity, and, though many did so, it may be presumed that more did not . " On the other
See also:hand, circumstances exist which may reasonably be held to modify the conclusion that there has been a large relative increase of the deaf . The spread of
See also:education, the development of
See also:government, and an improved
See also:system of
See also:registration, may have had the effect of procuring
See also:fuller enumeration and more appropriate
See also:classification than heretofore, while 1368 persons described simply as dumb, and who therefore probably belong, not to the deaf, but to the feeble-minded and aphasic classes, are included in the ' deaf and dumb '
See also:total .
It is also to be noted that some of those who described themselves as ' deaf ' though not
See also:born so may have . been educated in the ordinary way before they lost their
See also:hearing, and are therefore outside the sphere of the operation of
See also:schools for the deaf . In connexion with the census of 1891, it has been remarked in the
See also:report of the institution that no
See also:provision was made in the schedules for distinguishing the congenital from the non-congenital deaf, and that it was desirable to draw such a distinction . To ascertain the relative increase or decrease of one or the other section of the class would contribute to our knowledge of the incidence of known causes of deafness or to the confirmation or
See also:discovery of other causes, and so far indicate the appropriate
See also:measures of prevention, while such an inquiry as that recommended has, besides, a certain bearing upon educational views . " The exact number of ' deaf and dumb ' and ' deaf '
See also:children who are of school age cannot be ascertained from the census tables, which give the numbers in quinquennial age-groups, while the school age is seven to sixteen .
YAZDEGERD (" made by God," Izdegerdes)
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