Supporting you with strategies to develop and extend good practice in the classroom.



Providing you with impartial advice on how to choose, use and maintain hearing technology.



Offering you courses and training opportunities for groups and individuals.



Supplying you with products to support your work with deaf children.



Vote for hearing dog Gordon in Hero Dog Awards

A much-loved hearing dog called Gordon has been nominated in this year’s Crufts Kennel Club Hero Dog awards! Gordon belongs to Elyana, 12, who is profoundly deaf. Gordon helps Elyana with practical tasks and also provides emotional support: ‘Gordon gives me a sense of comfort and just makes me happy,’ says Elyana. Her mum Silvie…


International Cochlear Implant Day 2024

Sunday 25th February marks International Cochlear Implant Day (ICID), a global campaign to raise awareness of cochlear implants. A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device designed to produce hearing sensations in a person who has severe to profound hearing loss. The cochlear implant works by stimulating nerves within the person’s inner ear. ICID is…


Ewing Foundation News 2024

Our Ewing Foundation News 2024 is ready to read! It features details of our training courses, our free online learning opportunities, and our conference ‘Working with deaf children with additional or complex needs’ in London on 12th June 2024. Our News also includes information about Scholarships for teachers to train to become Qualified Teachers of…


Supporting students in Birmingham

Members of the Ewing Foundation team have supported students training to become Qualified Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People as part of their residential course at The University of Birmingham. Our Technology Consultants Abul, Jeremy and Mark, together with our Audiologist James, demonstrated how to use a variety of test boxes to check that…


Early Bird booking for conference now open

We are now welcoming Early Bird bookings for our ‘Working with deaf children and young people with additional or complex needs’ conference in London on 12th June 2024. Tickets will be just £50 until 26th February 2024, £70 thereafter. The event will take place at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), just an eight…


A new home for your old test box

Do you have an Aurical HIT test box you are not using? Or an FP35 Hearing Aid Analyzer you no longer need? If so, please consider donating them to us. We carry out test box demonstrations as part of the training we provide for student teachers. The more boxes we have, the more hands-on experience…


Benefact Group’s Movement for Good 2024

Benefact Group’s have launched their Movement for Good for 2024, with gifts of of £1,000 and £5,000 to give away. Please can you help us to be one of the lucky charity winners by nominating us here. The link will take you to a nomination page that has already been pre-filled with our details. It’s…


Scholarships for trainee Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People

Would you like to help deaf children and young people to learn and achieve at school? If so, the British Association of Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (BATOD) is offering five scholarships for teachers to train to become Qualified Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (QToDs). The Con Powell Memorial Scholarships, named…


Happy New Year!

Wishing all of our Ewing Foundation family and friends a Happy New Year! Thank you so much for all your support over the last year. We look forward to working with you in 2024.



We are a national charity, promoting inclusion and achievement for deaf children through listening and speaking. Our team of Education Advisors and Technology Consultants support professionals in acquiring the skills and confidence needed to help deaf children use their residual hearing, access technology and develop natural spoken language. We work with teaching staff, schools, services and resource bases. Please browse our pages to learn more about the Ewing Foundation, our work and how to contact us.

Due to charitable support, we are able to offer our services at a subsidised rate. If you can support us with a gift, please click here. Thank you.

Our history

Ewing Foundation was established by construction businessman Malcolm McAlpine and his wife Sheila in 1952. We are named after the eminent audiologists Sir Alexander and Lady Irene Ewing. The Ewings were of enormous help to the McAlpines when their eldest son was born profoundly deaf in 1944.

The McAlpines established and supported the foundation so that other deaf children and families could benefit from the expertise and legacy of the Ewings. The charity is now chaired by their youngest son Hamish.

‘The Ewings were ambassadors who made a difference,’ says Professor Kevin Munro, Ewing Professor of Audiology at University of Manchester. ‘They recognised the importance of early identification and intervention, and of early involvement of the family. They were hugely influential and their impact is recognised throughout the world.’

Today, our team of Education Advisors and Technology Consultants work with deaf children and their teachers in the classroom. We ensure that hearing technology is working correctly, and that students and teachers can communicate effectively with one another. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Find out more about Ewing Foundation’s work and origins at The University of Manchester: