Improving learner outcomes

Hearing Impairment
Supported learning for teaching professionals
Flexible self-paced learning
CPD certified for 20 hours of learning
Upskill staff in your school or organisation

About hearing impairment

It is estimated that there are over 45,000 children living with hearing loss in the UK and that 40% of these children have additional needs.

Learners with hearing loss can:

This course has opened my eyes on how to implement different strategies on a child's education that has a hearing impairment.

  • have difficulty hearing other people clearly, and misunderstand what they say
  • have to ask people to repeat themselves
  • become tired or stressed because of how hard they have to concentrate on what other people are saying
  • feel isolated because they are unable to contribute to classroom discussions
Providing SEND CPD since 2008

Setting goals and planning interventions have improved my output with students and have prove to be beneficial for my students.

Who is the course for?

Our Hearing Impairment course is perfect for those who work with children in schools, including teachers, teaching assistants, SENCO’s, school leaders and other practitioners, such as speech and language therapists. The target age range is compulsory education (4-18 years), but the course may also benefit those in early years settings.

Over 178,000 participants worldwide

Why join the course?

Participants’ pre and post-course evaluations demonstrate significantly increased confidence in identifying, assessing and supporting learners with a Hearing Impairment.

Ability to meet the needs of learners with a hearing impairment

  • Not confident
  • Somewhat confident
  • Fairly confident
  • Very confident


Pre course
  • 13.7%
  • 38.4%
  • 32.2%
  • 15.7%


Post course
  • 3.5%
  • 60.9%
  • 35.6%

As of July 2019

This course looks at the impact that hearing loss can have on a learner’s life and shows how you can make your practice more inclusive for these learners, offering practical assessment ideas and intervention strategies.

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Designed for professionals

As a setting we now have the training and experience to be able to fully support any children with hearing impairment within our school.

Course content

This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with young people with a hearing impairment to support inclusive practice.

  • Understanding
    Learn how the ear works, how to identify the different types of hearing loss and understand the impact that hearing loss can have on language development and confidence.
  • Assessment for Learning
    Explore some of the assessment tools used to monitor the progress of hearing-impaired children and to provide information that can be used to inform support programmes, including levels of support and target setting.
  • Interventions
    Choose from a range of strategies to develop personalised programmes that meet the needs of the learners you support.
  • Case Studies
    View real life examples that illustrate the needs of the individual, the interventions implemented and their resulting progress.

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What you will learn

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • describe how the ear works and define the different causes of hearing loss
  • describe the impact that hearing loss can have on child development, learning and social inclusion
  • explain the range of communication modes used by pupils with a hearing loss
  • identify different amplification devices, including additional listening devices, and describe how environmental adaptions can enhance hearing
  • use checklists to carry out observations of a pupil’s functional hearing
  • apply a graduated response to meeting the needs of hearing-impaired pupils based on the assess, plan, do review cycle
  • describe your role in implementing an Education Health and Care Plan
  • contribute towards planning interventions that consider a pupil’s individual development profile and needs
  • explain the benefit of a positive whole-school approach to deaf awareness
  • employ strategies to support communication, access to the curriculum, social inclusion and wellbeing, and to increase independent learning skills
  • explain the range of different education settings for sensory impairments
  • set SMART goals and implement strategies for improving learner outcomes
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