Hearing Impairment Specialists and teachers of the deaf support children and young people aged 0-25 with hearing problems.
What we do
We offer specialist advice and support about:
- the development of listening, language and communication
- social-emotional development
- strategies for school and setting staff
- training for professionals
- transition between schools
- the use of hearing technology and specialist equipment
We work alongside staff with a wide range of knowledge, including Educational Psychologists and teachers of visual Impairment, multi-sensory impairment and autism. We work closely with staff in health services such as paediatricians and speech and language therapists.
How to access the service
Once a diagnosis of hearing impairment is confirmed, parents or professionals can make a referral. An audiology referral form needs to be completed by the NHS audiology services or a service request form needs to be completed by schools and sent to the team in your area:
North Herts & Stevenage
St Albans & Dacorum
East Herts, Broxbourne, Welwyn & Hatfield
Watford, Three Rivers & Hertsmere
We will be in touch once we have a request. We might arrange an appointment to visit the child in the home, or audiology clinic. If the child is at school then visits will be at the school.