Sensory Support - Hearing Impairment Service

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 school/settings.

The type and level of support depends on the severity of the child’s deafness and includes:

  • Personalised, practical and emotional support to families on how to help their child learn and develop.
  • Supporting families and educational settings to understand the implications of a 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 microphone transmitters.
  • Direct teaching in schools and settings.
  • Training and advice to staff in schools and settings.

The team may become involved with a child from birth and the amount and type of support depends on the child’s needs.

Parents

Schools / Settings

Who to contact

Telephone:

01925 442917

E-mail:     

sensory-education@warrington.gov.uk

Address:

Warrington Borough Council

East Annexe

Town Hall

Sankey Street

Warrington

WA1 1UH