Other Services for Hearing Impaired Children

Education services

Education services provide specialist support for hearing impaired children. All children are referred to this specialist service at diagnosis with parental consent. The contact details are:

Area Contact details
Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool Hearing impaired service
Oakfield Centre
Whinney Banks Primary School
TS5 4QQTel: 01642 354354
 North Yorkshire Hearing impaired services
Education Office
Water Street
BD23 1PDTel: 01609 534379
 County Durham Sensory support service
Belmont Junior School
Buckinghamshire Road
DH1 2QPTel: 0191 3706390

If the education service decided your child may benefit from trying a radio aid, they will provide the radio aid and the ‘shoes’ required to fit on the hearing aid (to join the radio aid to the hearing aid) are provided by the audiology department.

Social services

Social services are able to provide environmental aids that may help your child around the home eg a device to help your child to listen to the TV, or hear the doorbell/fire alarm etc. The contact details are:

Area Contact Details
Stockton Area First contact team
Bath Lane
TS18 2DSTel: 01642 527764
Middlesbrough Area Children and families learning
Sandringham House
170a Overdale Road
Park End
TS1 2QQTel: 01642 303900
Redcar and Cleveland Area The sensory support team
Social Services Department
The Grange, 153 Fabian Road
TS6 9RHTel: 01642 464610
North Yorkshire Area North Yorkshire County Council
adult and community services
DL7 8ADTel: 08450 349410
Durham Area Social care direct
Hopper House
Atherton Street
DH1 4DLTel: 0845 8505010

The National Deaf Childrens Society (NDCS)

The NDCS is dedicated to the support of all deaf children and young deaf people and their families. They can provide information for support groups and access to disability living allowance (DLA).

For further information please contact the NDCS:
Telephone: 0808 800 8880 (Free)
Textphone: 0808 800 8880 (Free)
E-mail: helpline@ndcs.org.uk