Accessing a radio aid for your deaf child
Radio aids technology can help many preschool age deaf children to hear their families at home, especially in situations when there is background noise.
Despite this, many local authorities don't make radio aids available to preschool deaf children to use at home with their families.
We believe that local authorities should cover the cost of radio aids for deaf children and ensure that families can use these at home, including in the early years. Whilst some parents may choose to buy a radio aid themselves, we don't believe that they should have to.
Take a look at our campaigns toolkit which includes template letters that you can send to your local authority if they are refusing to provide you with a radio aid to use at home and/or you have had to buy one yourself.
If your local council is currently refusing to provide a radio aid for your deaf child to use at home, you may find our template letter useful.
If you've had to personally purchase a radio aid for your deaf child to use at home, you can write to your council about this using our template letter for guidance.