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Bite-size training for summer 2024

We are delighted to announce summer dates for our free online bite-size learning opportunities for deaf education professionals. Each online session will include an introduction to the topic, time for discussion and a take-home summary of the session. These sessions are all free of charge, and provide a great bite-size opportunity to network and share…

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Speakers and exhibitors announced for London conference

We are delighted to confirm speakers and exhibitors for our ‘Working with deaf children and young people with additional or complex needs’ conference in London on 12th June 2024. The one-day event will take place at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), a short walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations, and overlooking the Regents Canal. All…

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Vibrotactile Conference at Seashell Trust

Ewing Foundation, Seashell Trust and The University of Manchester are proud to announce a conference dedicated to vibrotactile technology on Thursday 24th October 2024. This one-day event, which will take place at Seashell Trust, south Manchester, will be an opportunity to discover the latest innovative practices in haptic technology from across the world. International speakers,…

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Future Proof in Manchester

Thank you to Helen and Lindsey in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at The University of Manchester for inviting us to exhibit at their fantastic Future Proof conference this month. The event provided a valuable opportunity to learn about the new Mandatory Qualification for trainee Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (ToDs).…

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Teaching deaf children through speaking and listening

This summer, Mary Hare School will be holding a conference at their Arlington Arts Centre in Newbury. The event, which takes place on Saturday 29th June, is titled ‘Teaching deaf children through speaking and listening: a one-day conference examining practical approaches to oral education’. The programme for the day includes speakers and group sessions covering…

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London conference – SOLD OUT

We are busy preparing for our ‘Working with deaf children and young people with additional or complex needs’ conference in London on 12th June 2024. The one-day event will take place at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). The NCVO’s offices are a short walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations, and overlook the…

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World Hearing Day 2024

Sunday 3rd March is World Hearing Day! Led by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this global advocacy event calls for action to address hearing loss and related issues. Its aim is to raise awareness of hearing loss and promote hearing care across the world. The theme for 2024 is: ‘Changing mindsets. Let’s make ear and…

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International Cochlear Implant Day 2024

Sunday 25th February marks International Cochlear Implant Day (ICID), a global campaign to raise awareness of cochlear implants. A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device designed to produce hearing sensations in a person who has severe to profound hearing loss. The cochlear implant works by stimulating nerves within the person’s inner ear. ICID is…

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Ewing Foundation News 2024

Our Ewing Foundation News 2024 is ready to read! It features details of our training courses, our free online learning opportunities, and our conference ‘Working with deaf children with additional or complex needs’ in London on 12th June 2024. Our News also includes information about Scholarships for teachers to train to become Qualified Teachers of…

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Supporting students in Birmingham

Members of the Ewing Foundation team have supported students training to become Qualified Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People as part of their residential course at The University of Birmingham. Our Technology Consultants Abul, Jeremy and Mark, together with our Audiologist James, demonstrated how to use a variety of test boxes to check that…

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Early Bird booking for conference now open

We are now welcoming Early Bird bookings for our ‘Working with deaf children and young people with additional or complex needs’ conference in London on 12th June 2024. Tickets will be just £50 until 28th March 2024, £70 thereafter. The event will take place at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), just an eight…

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A new home for your old test box

Do you have an Aurical HIT test box you are not using? Or an FP35 Hearing Aid Analyzer you no longer need? If so, please consider donating them to us. We carry out test box demonstrations as part of the training we provide for student teachers. The more boxes we have, the more hands-on experience…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

UK deaf children's charity Ewing Foundation for deaf children and Oticon Uk EduMic event
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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…

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Training sessions launched during Deaf Awareness Week 2023

Monday 1 – Sunday 7 May marked Deaf Awareness Week, the annual campaign to highlight the experiences of deaf people. To mark this year’s Deaf Awareness Week, we launched a range of training sessions for deaf education professionals. Our bespoke and specialist training is offered by our new team of Education Advisors, who are all…

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Deafness and Additional Needs Conference, 7 June 2023 – SOLD OUT

We are delighted to announce further details of 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’ This one-day event will take place at Radisson Hotel in York on 7 June 2023, from 9.15am – 4pm. The programme includes…

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World Hearing Day 2023

Friday 3rd March is World Hearing Day! Led by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this global advocacy event calls for action to address hearing loss and related issues. Its aim is to raise awareness of hearing loss and promote hearing care across the world. The theme for 2023 ‘Ear and Hearing Care for all! Let’s…

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International Cochlear Implant Day 2023

Friday 25 February marks International Cochlear Implant Day (ICID), a global campaign to raise awareness of cochlear implants. A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device designed to produce hearing sensations in a person who has severe to profound hearing loss. Fitted in an operation, the cochlear implant works by stimulating nerves within the person’s…

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NICE recommends a genetic test that can prevent deafness in newborn babies

A genetic test to determine if a newborn baby is vulnerable to deafness if treated with a commonly used antibiotic has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in draft guidance. If a newborn baby develops a bacterial infection, they are often treated with Gentamicin. This antibiotic carries the risk…

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Preparing the next generation of Qualified Teachers of the Deaf

Members of the Ewing Foundation team have supported students training to become Qualified Teachers of The Deaf (QToDs) as part of their week-long residential course at the University of Birmingham. The trainees, all students on the University’s Hearing Impairment Mandatory Qualification course, took part in a combination of practical sessions and lectures. Technology Consultants Abul,…

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Celebrating The Con Powell Memorial Scholarships for Teachers of the Deaf

Our Con Powell Memorial Scholars, past and present, have reunited for a special afternoon tea to celebrate ten years of the Scholarships programme for trainee Teachers of the Deaf. During the event in York, Scholars developed a giant time line marking their progress over the last decade, noting the defining moments in their personal journeys…

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Thank you to Joyce!

Our wonderful Education Advisor Joyce Sewell-Rutter has retired after twenty years with the Ewing Foundation and an incredible fifty years in deaf education. Colleagues gathered to celebrate her achievements and to wish her well for her next adventures, all the while reminding her that, as a lifelong member of the Ewing Foundation family, she is…

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Deaf education professionals gather for GLADE

Members of our Greater London Affiliation for Deaf Education (GLADE) have recently met together to share a special day of presentations and updates about the sector. The event also provided an opportunity to celebrate GLADE facilitator Joyce Sewell-Rutter (pictured presenting here) who is retiring from Ewing Foundation next month after an amazing fifty years in…

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Free resources for Deaf Awareness Week and beyond

Monday 2 May – Sunday 8 May 2022 marks Deaf Awareness Week, the UK Council on Deafness’s annual campaign to highlight the experiences of deaf people. If you are an education professional working with deaf children and young people, we have a range of free resources to support you during Deaf Awareness Week and throughout the…

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Supporting deaf education professionals

This April, staff from the Ewing Foundation took part in an event at the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS). The event, aimed at education professionals supporting deaf children and young people, provided an opportunity to review the latest research on speech tests, learn about speech tests in educational settings and look at assessment…

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Resources for World Hearing Day and beyond

Wednesday 3rd March is World Hearing Day! Led by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this global advocacy event calls for action to address hearing loss and related issues. Its aim is to raise awareness of hearing loss and promote hearing care across the world. The theme for 2022 ‘To hear for life, listen with care!’…
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Congratulations to our Con Powell Memorial Scholars

Many congratulations to our five Con Powell Memorial Scholars who have all recently become Qualified Teachers of the Deaf (QToDs). Our Ewing Foundation team were delighted to support the students during their studies. They have all shown great dedication during these challenging times, and, in recognition of their achievements, their Ewing mentors organised an online…

Ewing Foundation for deaf children and Oticon UK EduMic event
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Train to become a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf

Would you like to help deaf children and young people learn and achieve at school? The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) is offering five scholarships for teachers to train to become Qualified Teachers of the Deaf (QToDs). The Con Powell Memorial Scholarships, named after BATOD’s first President and Ewing Foundation’s first Chief…

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Remembering Shirley

We are saddened to learn that our friend and former Trustee Shirley Metherell MBE has passed away. Over the years, Shirley generously shared with us her experience of supporting deaf children. In 1981, she and her husband David (pictured above) established The Elizabeth Foundation after their daughter was diagnosed as profoundly deaf at 22 months.…

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Supporting deaf children

Our Technology Consultant Paul Harris has been working with the charity Chloe and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund (CSSEF) to develop technology to help deaf children in the classroom. CSSEF’s is committed to supporting the emotional wellbeing of deaf children. During the pandemic, they have provided hearing aid batteries and facemasks free of charge. Now, with…

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Training scholarships

Are you a teacher who would like to train to become a Teacher of the Deaf? If so, scholarships are available for your training. Funded by our partner Ovingdean Hall Foundation, The Con Powell Memorial Scholarships are managed by British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD), with support provided by the Ewing Foundation team. The…