In this section
There are three main types of organisation that provide equipment
for deaf children – social services, education services and local health
In this section you can find out about the equipment and products your child is entitled to and who to contact to get it.
You can contact your local social services department to request equipment that can help your child at home. There is a wide variety of equipment available for children with different levels of deafness.
Equipment to help your child at school will usually be provided by your local authority in England and Wales, the local education and library board (ELB) in Northern Ireland, or the education department in your local authority in Scotland.
Hearing aids and cochlear implants are provided by the National Health Service (NHS). The NHS might also provide any other hearing equipment your child may need, such as vibrotactile aids, or equipment to help you check and look after your child's hearing aids.