The Association of Communication Support Workers
Communication Support Workers (CSWs) are professionals who support the communication of Deaf students in education at all ages, and Deaf people in many areas of work, using a variety of methods including British Sign Language.
ACSW is a National Association that aims to support and represent the interests and views of CSWs and their Deaf users. The Association seeks to encourage good practice in communication support and to improve the training standards and opportunities for current and future CSWs.
The Association aims to provide a much-needed professional network; improving information exchange, professional standards and support.
This website is currently being developed as an information resource for all who are interested in audiology. Although aimed at the specialist / professional and student in audiology or associated fields, others who are interested are welcome to the site.
BUSK is run by baha users for baha users. The purpose of this site is to offer a valuable resource for those who are current users, and those who have been advised by their surgeons that they might benefit.
BAA has now been formed from the merged British Association of Audiological Scientists (BAAS) and the British Association of Audiologists (BAAT) and the British Society of Hearing Therapists (BSHT) to become the largest UK Audiology organisation.
[ CICS ]
BA (Hons) Degree in Deaf Studies
Cochlear is one of the major cochlear implant companies that operates in the UK, and a number of their courses take place at The Ear Foundation.
Please check out the Specialist Library for ENT downloads available on our Research & Development pages.
The aim of Cued Speech is to overcome the problems of lipreading and thus enable deaf children and adults to understand full spoken language.
The Ear Foundation has worked with Dr Emily Tobey for a number of years, and she has been a highly aclaimed speaker at our conferences, giving the first Marjorie Sherman Memorial Lecture in 2002.
Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers (DEX) consists of deaf people who attended, or attend hearing mainstream education or supporters from the Deaf and hearing communities.
DEX is currently the only deaf led organisation that supports all deaf childen.
[ Deafblind UK ]
Deafblind UK offers support and specialist services to over 2.6 million people in the UK who are deafblind or living with a combined loss of sight and hearing, enabling them to lead as fulfilled and independent lives as possible.
[ DeafBlog ]
This blog's main focus is on Cochlear and Baha implants and the impact they have in helping both young and old to hear. They also cover topics that they hope will be of interest to all Deaf people and the community as a whole.
[ Deafclicks ]
This website is a training and information resource for professionals who work with deaf babies and their families. It was developed in response to the introduction in the UK of the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP)
The UK's only national charity dedicated to helping hearing impaired people through medical research and education.
[ DELTA ]
Deaf Education through Listening and Talking. DELTA is a national charity which supports and develops the Natural Aural Approach to the education of deaf children.
Destiny of a Child is a non-profit making, ecumenical charity which supports cochlear implantation for profoundly deaf children, so as to permit profoundly deaf children to lead a normal life.
[ Early Support ]
This website provides information, news and up-dates on Early Support, a UK government initiative to improve services for disabled children under three and their families. The website promotes multi-agency working.
This is a voluntary organisation for deaf babies and pre-school deaf children from 0 - 5 years, together with their parents. It offers support, education and encouragement.
[ ENT.UK ]
ENT UK is the front name for the British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists - Head & Neck Surgeons (BAO-HNS), which was founded in 1943 as the professional Association for British Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons and related professionals.
The library was launched in 2003 with a grant from the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).
[ Ewing Foundation ]
THE EWING FOUNDATION is a national charity which works to raise the educational and social achievements of deaf children by fostering the maximum use of their residual hearing and by promoting deaf children's spoken language.
[ Forest Books ]
Forest Books has a worldwide reputation for an accessible, friendly, fast, helpful, expert and knowledgeable service. This year they celebrate 17 years as a Deafness and Deaf Issues Shop. By clicking on this link, we will receive commission on purchases
Hearing Concern LINK the newly united charity providing support and information to people with a hearing loss and their families (formerly Hearing Concern and the LINK Centre for Deafened People).
HRF is a non-profit organization formed in 1996 to provide and promote speech communication training for children and adults with hearing loss. Their Director, Geoff Plant, is a regular contributor to training at The Ear Foundation.
The Institute has surveyed the hospitals which provide cochlear implantation in the United Kingdom to obtain information about their level of activity. The four plots on this website summarise the results of the most recent of these surveys in April 2004
[ Mary Hare School ]
Mary Hare School is a non-maintained special school providing for profoundly and severely deaf children and young people from all over the UK. Pupils' fees are paid for by the Local Education Authority where they live.
[ Memory4Teachers ]
Memory 4 Teachers is a major new ICT initiative taking place within the UK education sector.
We make available Information Sheets about Ménière's disease. These include information on medical management, surgery, tests and investigations, welfare benefits available, travel problems, coping with symptoms and psychological aspects of Ménière's.
Meningitis and septicaemia are life threatening diseases. Knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia, and acting quickly to get medical help, can save lives. Someone who has meningitis or septicaemia needs medical help immediately.
The NCIUA is the Association that represents all Cochlear Implant users in the United Kingdom. It is open to all implant users, their family and friends.
NDCS is an organisation of parents, families and carers which exists to support parents in enabling their child to maximise their skills and abilities; and works to facilitate this process by every means possible.
The National Library for Health (NLH) aims to be the best health library and information service in the world. It will:
· Deliver a modern, equitable library service to all NHS staff
· Extend NHS library to patients and the public
NCVO is a registered charity which gives voice and support to civil society. It believes passionately in the voluntary and community sector. This is a sector with the power to transform the lives of people and communities for the better.
Neurelec benefits from more than thirty years of experience acquired by Laboratoires MXM in the field of high-tech medical technologies. The company states that their Digisonic®SP cochlear implant system has won acclaim for its performance and reliability
Approximately 900 babies are born every year in the UK with a permanent hearing loss. It's important to identify children with hearing loss as early in life as possible, and NHSP makes sure this happens for all newborn babies across the whole of England
Established in 1989 with the support of The Ear Foundation, it introduced cochlear implantation for deaf children to the UK. It now has a national and international reputation for the quality of the service provided by its multi-disciplinary team.
A Voluntary Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee which provides positive and empowering services and opportunities responding to the needs of the local Deaf Community.
Based in a Community Centre, their facilities are used by Deaf people of all ages
‘Now We’re Talking’ is a consortium of organisations using auditory/ oral approaches to promote the learning of children and young people who are deaf, promoting their right and opportunity to communicate through listening and talking.
SignHealth is the healthcare charity for deaf people, providing health related services for all deaf people
Reaching Deaf Minds is a key part of Sign's work to make health and social care providers aware of the need to promote positive mental health for all d/Deaf people, parent/carers, educators and employers.
[ RNID ]
RNID is the largest charity working to change the world for the 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK, providing services and carrying out social, medical and technical research.
Sense offers a wide range of support and services across the UK to help sensory impaired people of all ages to reach their full potential despite the many challenges facing them. Mutual support, involvement and a sense of belonging remain central.
[ Signed Stories ]
Signed Stories has a very simple goal – to help improve the literacy of deaf children nationwide by allowing them to share in the joy of storytelling.
It’s also designed to provide useful advice and guidance for the parents, carers and teachers.
[ SignedLanguage ]
SignedLanguage was formed to offer a unique reference point on sign language and communication basics. SignedLanguage gives all the basic signs for everyday life, topics and questions as well as other forms of communication for and with deaf people.
Down load your own signed videos
www.stjohns.org.uk St Johns Catholic School for the Deaf, Wetherby, west Yorkshire
St John's school for the deaf is both a day and boarding school for hearing impaired pupils aged 3 to 19 from all over the UK . The school is not exclusively for catholic children and we embrace hearing impaired children from all backgrounds.
[ STAGETEXT ]
STAGETEXT delivers captioned performances in cultural venues throughout the UK. Captioning is a way of converting the spoken word into visible text that provides deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people with access to live performance.
[ Talking Point ]
I CAN runs this website along with other organisations to provide information about a variety of communication problems to children, parents, organisations and policy makers.
A website written by teenagers with cochlear implants - and in their own language. The group is known as Teenz United, and they meet regularly at The Ear Foundation.
A service user led organisation which provides family support, resources, courses and activities for all children with any level of deafness in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. They have two offices.
UKCoD works with and for deaf organisations in the UK by providing information, advice and support and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy makers. The Ear Foundation is a full member.