Sensory Service - Hearing Impairment Service

Sensory Support - Hearing Impairment Service

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The Hearing Impairment Team in the Sensory Support Service supports children and young people who are deaf or have a hearing impairment.
The team also provides support to parents/carers and the schools/settings.
The type and level of support depends on the severity of the child’s deafness and includes:

  • practical, and emotional, support to families on how to help their child learn and develop, including implications of the hearing loss on a child’s language development.
  • specialist assessments of need including hearing tests and speech tests
  • testing of audiological equipment, eg. hearing aids and radio aids
  • direct teaching in schools and settings
  • advice to staff in schools and settings
  • training for staff in schools and settings.

The team may become involved with a child from birth and they may remain involved with a child/ young person until they are 19. The amount and type of support depends on the child’s needs. 

 

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Who to contact

Telephone
01925 442175
E-mail
khollow@warrington.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
Hearing Impairment Service
Address
Warrington Borough Council
East Annexe
Sankey Street
Warrington
Postcode
WA1 1UH

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