SUPPORTING THE PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK WITH DEAF CHILDREN

CONSULTANCY

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

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT

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

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TRAINING

Offering you courses and training opportunities for groups and individuals.

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RESOURCES

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

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Remembering Shirley

We are saddened to learn that our friend and former Trustee Shirley Metherell MBE has passed away. Over the years,…

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Free webinar: connecting Oticon equipment to devices in the classroom and home

On Monday 21st June, Technology Consultant Paul Harris delivered another successful webinar on how to use Oticon equipment at school…

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Resources for Deaf Awareness Week and beyond

Tuesday 4 May – Sunday 9 May 2021 marks Deaf Awareness Week, the annual event to highlight the experiences of…

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Supporting deaf children

Our Technology Consultant Paul Harris has been working with the charity Chloe and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund (CSSEF) to develop…

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Supporting BATOD

We are delighted to sponsor an online webinar series organised by the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD).…

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Technology update for Oticon and free sound files

On 25th March, our Technology Consultant Paul Harris addressed over 300 attendees in an online event organised by Oticon UK.…

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World Hearing Day

Wednesday 3rd March is World Hearing Day! Led by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this global advocacy event calls for…

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Training scholarships

Are you a teacher who would like to train to become a Teacher of the Deaf? If so, scholarships are available…

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Preparing the teachers of the future

During January 2021, we will be supporting trainee Teachers of the Deaf studying at the University of Birmingham. We have…

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ABOUT THE EWING FOUNDATION

We are a national charity, promoting inclusion and achievement for deaf children through listening and speaking. Our team of Education Consultants 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 as 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 Consultants 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: