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.



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.


Seeking a Specialist Audiology Technician for the north

Our small team is growing and we are now recruiting a Specialist Audiology Technician for the north. This role will support specialist and mainstream professionals working directly with deaf children and young people, particularly in schools and educational settings, and involve regular checking, maintenance and repair of deaf learners’ equipment. This role will also provide…


Thank you to Trish

Our Educational Consultant Trish Cope retired at the end of July. She has worked for Ewing Foundation for the past 15 years, supporting professionals who work with deaf children. ‘Ewing has given me great opportunities and freedoms, as well as challenges, to help improve outcomes and achievements for deaf children,’ says Trish. ‘I’ve had a…


Deafness and Autism

Do you support deaf children who are on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder? Our popular Special Interest Group into this subject is holding its next event in the north of England on 7 November 2019. Held at the Novotel Hotel in the centre of York, the event will focus on research and practical strategies, reducing anxiety…


Northern Ireland Sensory Impairment Conference

Are you attending this new conference at Jordanstown School in Newtownabbey on 28 August 2019? If so, please come and visit our Ewing Foundation stand to learn more about how we can help your work with deaf children.



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.