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.



Save the date for our conference in London, 12th June 2024

Save the date for our ‘Working with deaf children and young people with additional or complex needs’ conference on 12th June 2024. Following the success of our event in York, our next conference will take place at the offices of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) in London next summer. The NCVO offices are…


In memory of Paul

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of our dear friend Paul Simpson, the National Executive Officer of the British Association of Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (BATOD). Paul was a great advocate and ambassador for the Ewing Foundation and our sister charities, Ovingdean Hall Foundation and Burwood…


Benefact Group’s Movement for Good 2023

For one week only this November, the Benefact Group’s Movement for Good campaign is giving away an amazing £5,000 to ten charities working with children and young people. Please help Ewing Foundation to be one of these lucky charities. Nominations are only open for five days – from 6th-10th November 2023 – so please help…


Breakfast bite-size learning

This autumn/ winter, our Ewing Foundation team are pleased to offer deaf education professionals breakfast bite-size learning opportunities to get the day off to a great start! Each online session will take place from 8.30am to 9am and will include an introduction to the topic, time for discussion and a take-home summary of the session.…


Supporting you at school

Are you a deaf education professional returning to school this autumn? If so, the Ewing Foundation is here to support your work helping deaf children and young people to learn and achieve at school. We provide audiology technology services and education advice. We also offer bespoke training opportunities and a wealth of free resources.  If…


Hearing to Succeed and Achieve

Our Education Advisor Katy Mitchell has produced a helpful and practical guide for families and early year practitioners to support young children with a hearing loss. ‘Hearing to Succeed and Achieve’ provides clear information on why so many young children have a hearing loss and the impact this has on their ability to listen to…


Oticon Study Days for Education, September and October 2023

Our Technology Consultant Paul Harris will be taking part in four Oticon UK Study Days for Education this autumn. The free events, which are aimed at teachers and education professionals, will include: Hearing aid signal processing for children Oticon hearing aid portfolio and practical aspects of hearing aids Bluetooth and wireless devices New Oticon Companion…


Deafness and Additional Needs Conference

Thank you to all of the delegates and speakers who attended our Ewing Foundation and Burwood Park Foundation conference: ‘Working with deaf children and young people with additional or complex needs. A sharing of good practice.’ The sold-out event was a tremendous success with over 60 people attending the conference at the Radisson Hotel in…


GLADE meeting for deaf education professionals in the Greater London area

Thank you to members of our Greater London Affiliation for Deaf Education (GLADE) who joined us for on online meeting on 25 May to learn about and share sector news. The event included a presentation on OFSTED and the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF), and provided a brief overview of the EIF and how it…



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: