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

Free Resources

To help you in your work with deaf children, our popular Filtered Speech and Compressed Babble audio resources are now available from this site.

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View our Newsletter

Our Ewing Foundation Spring Summer 2019 Newsletter is now available to view online. It includes news of the appointment of our Chief Executive Officer Sarah Armstrong and updates from our recent events for professionals working with deaf children.

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Deaf Children Now conference

Thank you everyone who visited our stand at the Deaf Children Now conference in Manchester in June. This groundbreaking conference marked the centenary of the University of Manchester’s work in the field of Deaf Education and Audiology. The event sought to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary working partnerships to support deaf children and their families. Thank…

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ABOUT THE EWING FOUNDATION

The Ewing Foundation is a national charity, promoting inclusion and achievement for deaf children through listening and speaking. Our team of Education Consultants and Specialist Audiology Technicians supports 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.

Our history

Ewing Foundation was established by construction businessman Malcolm McAlpine and his wife Sheila in 1952. It is named for 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, Ewing Foundation’s team of specialist audiology technicians and education consultants work with deaf children and their teachers in the classroom. They 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.