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Help for Hearing

Help for Hearing is a service for deaf and hearing impaired children, young people and their families. It helps them choose suitable environmental aids and technical equipment to use at home and in social situations.

Hear Again

The demonstration equipment has been provided by Hear Again. Hear Again was a local charity (no. 1017118) with the aim: ‘To work with existing charities, voluntary and statutory organisations in improving communication and services to hearing impaired people.’

Buying your own equipment

We are not able to provide any of the equipment for use at home. This must be purchased from manufacturers or retail outlets, or in some circumstances, may be provided by local social services


The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is a great resource for families who want more information about technology compatible with hearing aids.

Visit the NDCS website.

Technology test drive

The NDCS Technology Test Drive service offers deaf children, their families and the professionals working with them the opportunity to borrow a wide range of products and try them out in their own home or at school.

The Technology Test Drive can help you decide which products can help your child. After the loan you may decide to purchase the product or you may be able to obtain it from your local education authority or social services on a long-term basis.

Streaming devices

Streamers allow you to wirelessly link hearing devices to a wide range of sound sources. These can include the TV, telephones and Bluetooth enabled devices such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets. Streamers are generally worn around the neck or clipped to clothing.

The type of streamer that can be used is determined by the model of hearing aid you have, so please speak with your audiologist about your hearing aids.

Phonak hearing aids

We have strong links with ‘Phonak’ a hearing aid manufacturer and if you purchase any devices through www.connevan-phonak.co.uk quoting SCH01, Hearing services department will receive money back.

Your teacher of the deaf or educational audiologist is an excellent link to help understand the best equipment suitable for your child’s needs.

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: AUD14

Resource Type: Article

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Hearing Services 

0114 2717450


Service for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children

Floor 4, North Wing



 S1 4PL


Sheffield City Council

Social Care

First Point, Howden House

Tel 0114 2734855

National Deaf Childrens Society

Tel 08088008880  www.ndcs.org.uk


Western Bank
S10 2TH

United Kingdom

Switchboard: 0114 271 7000

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