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Children’s Hearing Services Working Groups (CHSWG) is made up of a number of different services working together to make sure that deaf children and their families have good quality local support which meets their needs.
Offers a comprehensive hearing assessment and rehabilitation service to detect, manage and monitor hearing loss in children from birth to 18 years of age.
Telephone: 01332 785 663
Speech and language therapists work with parents and other professionals to support children to develop and improve their communication skills.
Telephone: 01332 267 976
NAIP provides cochlear implant operations and ongoing outreach support to children. We provide support within a variety of educational placements and support within the home.
Telephone: 01159 485 533, 01159 485 565, 01159 485 549
Minicom: 01159 485 560
Mobile text: 07967 190 003
Offers support and advice to hearing impaired children in homes, nursery and school settings to optimise their education.
Telephone: 01332 641 400
Provide support and advice to school, pre-school settings and family homes for all children with a hearing impairment.
Telephone: 01332 833 958
Specialist social work support to families with deaf children, including children with additional needs.
Telephone: Team Clerk: 01332 640 713
Minicom: 01332 344 358
Mobile text only: SMS 07860 020 207
They offer free information and support to families with deaf children. They provide free publications, web forums and a freephone helpline and specialist advisers to support families and deaf children. They also run activities and events where deaf children and young people can learn a few skills, gain confidence and meet other deaf children.
NDCS Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 8880 (voice and text)
The Ear Foundation is a charity which organises events for deaf children and adults.
Telephone: 01159 421 985