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.



Deafness and Autism Event

In April 2018 we ran a Deafness and Autism Special Interest Group event at The Bridge Conference Centre in London. This annual event, which is a collaboration between the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) and Burwood Park Foundation, is designed to help parents and professionals to support deaf children on the autistic spectrum.…


Training Scholarships for 2019

The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) is managing five scholarships for teachers to train to become Teachers of the Deaf. The Memorial Scholarships, named after BATOD’s first President and the Ewing Foundation’s first Chief Executive Con Powell, are aimed at teachers whose Local Authority or school is not obliged to support them…


Understanding technology

We recently ran a workshop on working with radio aids and cochlear implants at The Midlands Hearing Implant Programme in Aston University in Birmingham. Our team shared updates on radio aids such as the Cochlear N7 system, Med-El Sonnet and Advanced Bionics. They also focused on recent wireless microphones, including the Roger Touch Screen and…


Linking Listening to Language

Our popular training day returned on Wednesday 11 July 2018 at the headquarters of SENSE in London. The day brought together 15 trainee and qualified Teachers of the Deaf and included: understanding and assessing listening skills, including effective use of speech discrimination tests. exploring the links between listening and language assessment. Case studies, videos and discussion…


Welcome to new Chief Executive

Sarah Armstrong has joined the Ewing Foundation as Chief Executive Officer. Sarah has a background in the charity sector. She has been a senior manager for a national charity leading in volunteering policy and practice, a regional lead for a charity raising aspirations for young people with a disability, and, in her previous role, was…



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.