Hearing impairment

The Hearing Impairment Service supports children aged 0-18 with a hearing loss. This includes pupils in mainstream nurseries and schools. We aim to ensure pupils with a hearing loss:

  • develop to the best of their ability
  • have appropriate access to the curriculum
  • are included

We offer home visits to promote the use of hearing aids and cochlear implants and support for the chosen mode of communication. We also:

  • assist with transitions
  • advise on placements
  • provide information on hearing loss to nurseries and schools
  • train school staff
  • provide audiological equipment in schools
  • advise on the adaptation of curricular material
  • assist with specific exam arrangements

We work with TayCAST (Tayside Children’s Audiology Service Team) to provide support for families.

The hearing impairment service is made up of:

  • teachers of the deaf
  • communication support workers
  • pupil support assistants with qualifications in teaching children with a hearing loss