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Sensory needs resources

These resources are for teaching staff, parents and carers.

Hearing impairment

20 top tips for schools with hearing impaired pupils [360.0 KB] [pdf]

Fact sheets

These factsheets describe different types of hearing loss and offer strategies for inclusion.

Mild hearing loss [90.0 KB] [pdf]

Moderate hearing loss [88.6 KB] [pdf]

Severe and profound hearing loss [90.9 KB] [pdf]

High frequency hearing loss [89.8 KB] [pdf]

Conductive hearing loss [91.4 KB] [pdf]

Unilateral hearing loss [88.9 KB] [pdf]


National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) offers advice to parents and professionals working with hearing impaired children.


- Tips for teaching deaf children with a mild hearing loss

Watch on YouTube: "Tips for teaching deaf children with a mild hearing loss"

This video explains

  • the major impact a mild hearing loss can have on a child in school
  • what professionals can do to support a child with a mild hearing loss in their class

- Flintstones hearing loss

Watch on YouTube: "Flintstones hearing loss"

This is an audio video clip of different types of hearing loss, and what it sounds like to a child who is not wearing their hearing aids.  

- Guide to hearing aid management

Watch on YouTube: "Guide to hearing aid management"

Step-by-step instructions from an audiologist on how to change the tubing in a child's hearing aids.

Visual impairment

10 top tips for schools with visually impaired pupils [399.0 KB] [pdf]

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