Hearing Support Team for deaf children and young people

  • Type of SEND provision:


The Hearing Support Team is part of the SPOT (Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy) service, SEND and Inclusion support Somerset. The Hearing Support Team works with children and young people (CYP) from birth up to 25 years old (post 16 CYP will receive support in educational setting only with Education, Health and Care Plan).

We visit Children and young people in their homes, pre-school settings, schools and colleges.

We provide information to parents about using hearing aids and the effects of hearing loss on language development and access to learning.

We work closely with audiologists, ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) consultants, cochlear implant teams, educational psychologists and speech and language therapists and voluntary agencies such as National Deaf Children’s Society.

We provide direct support and training for school and nursery staff in order to be sure the needs of your child are planned for.


Hearing Support Team information leaflets

General info

Further information

  • Are you eligible
  • For children and young people with a diagnosed hearing loss that impacts their ability to access education.

  • How to access
  • Contact provider for details

  • When is it available
  • Early Help Assessment – This service is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, during term times.