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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
  • learning
  • 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.