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Hearing Impairment Service

The Hearing Impairment Service is a Newcastle City Council Service which supports babies, children and young people 0-19 years old who are deaf or have a hearing impairment.

  • We are a team of qualified Teachers of the Deaf and specialist Learning Support Assistants have undertaken specialist training with the aim of giving children and young people with a diagnosed hearing loss the opportunity to achieve their very best.
  • We have a team of peripatetic teachers who visit homes and educational settings citywide to offer support and advice to families and school staff when a child has been medically diagnosed with a hearing loss and prescribed hearing aids or referred for and recipients of cochlear implants.
  • Equipment such as radio aids are provided jointly by Health and Education. Education purchase and maintain the transmitter. Audiology purchase and maintain the receivers. Decisions regarding the provision of the radio aid equipment are made after a trial of the equipment and assessment of benefit to the child.

Some of our Teachers of the Deaf and Learning Support Assistants teach and support pupils in Hearing Impaired Additionally Resourced Centres (HIARCs) in Benton Park Primary School, Broadwood Primary School and Heaton Manor School.

Who to contact

0191 278 7878
Parent Organisation
Newcastle City Council

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Peripatetic Service provides an all year round service

Other Details


Local Authority funded


Age Ranges
0 to 19
Referral required?
Referral Details

Referrals are from the Ear Nose and Throat Department and the Audiology Department Freeman Hospital.

Teachers of the Deaf will carry out listening assessments and observations in schools when requested by colleagues in the Ear Nose and Throat Department or the Audiology Department.

If you have a concern regarding your child’s hearing, please contact your health visitor, school nurse or G.P. first.

Last updated: 29/05/2020
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