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. Please browse our pages to learn more about the Ewing Foundation, our work and how to contact us.

The Digital Economy Bill, which included a Clause proposed by our Trustee Lord Borwick, was discussed at the House of Lords on 8 February 2017. Lord Borwick discussed his clause at 18.24. Visit House of Lords site.

We have appointed a new Chief Executive

Pauline Hughes, part-time CEO for nearly 12 years, is finally being allowed to retire, as the Trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of Anne-Marie Hall as her successor.

The charity has grown in size and scope over this time, and the new post, which was advertised on the BATOD website, is full-time to include field work as well as leading the organisation.  Anne-Marie’s qualities, qualifications and experience are just what we were looking for.  She has a grounding in the Voluntary Sector, and a range of experience as a Teacher of the Deaf.

Anne-Marie currently works for Wandsworth Sensory Support Service, where she is Teacher in Charge of a Hearing Support Centre within a secondary school, and will take up her new role after Easter.  We look forward to working with Anne-Marie in the next phase of this unique charity, which celebrates its 65th year in 2017.

To learn more about Ewing Foundation’s training services, view an excerpt from our education video Pathways To Literacy here: 

To learn more about our technical training services, please view the Fonix FP35 hearing aid analyzer video below:

To view excerpts from our ‘Getting it Right’ DVD, please click below:

To view excerpts from our ‘Pathways to Literacy’ DVD, please click below:


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.’

Ewing Foundation Trustee Lord Wilson (left) and Chairman Hamish McAlpine

Ewing Foundation Trustee Lord Wilson (left) and Chairman Hamish McAlpine

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.

Ewing Foundation Newsletters

View our Winter 2015/ Spring 2016 Newsletter here

View our Spring/ Summer 2015 Newsletter here

View our Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter here

View our Autumn/Winter 2013 Newsletter here

View our Spring/Summer 2013 Newsletter here