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STARS - Hearing Impaired Children's Service - Middlesbrough Council

The Hearing Impaired Service is a team of specialist teachers, known as teachers of the deaf, who provide support for children aged 0-25 who have diagnosed hearing loss.

The service works across the Tees Valley area, covering the boroughs of Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Hartlepool, and Stockton.

Often, children with hearing loss face challenges in school linked to language development and access to the curriculum. As there is a relatively low incidence of hearing loss, many teachers and other professionals have little experience of how best to provide support. A teacher of the deaf helps to support professionals, as well as working individually with children.

Children can be referred to the Hearing impaired Service by ear, nose and throat (ENT) consultants, or Paediatric audiologists.

Parents who are concerned about their child’s hearing should visit their GP to ask for a hearing test.

SMS (text message): 07825 358104

Service provider

STARS - Hearing Impaired Children's Service - Middlesbrough Council

Client Groups Served

  • Children and Young People
  • SEND Local Offer


Other Accessibility

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