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Posted by claireoss
17/06/21 11:29 AM


My daughter is in high school and in most of her classes her piors are very loud and she finds it hard to concentrate in her lessons.  This also gives her sharp pains in her ear she wears her hearing aid and her good ear.  Can anyone help me with this situation and give me some advice on how to help her. Her teachers are trying to help, but to no avail.

Posted by senadi
23/06/21 08:38 PM

Hi Claireoss,

This sounds awful - I am sorry that your school don't seem to be helping you with this. I am a teacher and I would suggest you do the following:

  • Speak with your Teacher of the Deaf and talk about the problem. They will be a good point of contact to go into school and assess the issue and look for any solutions. They will also be able to give you an honest opinion about the amount of effort the school are going to to accommodate the issues.
  • You could also make an appointment to speak with your school's SENCO and/or headteacher to address the issue and ask them to rectify the issue.
  • I would also recommend calling the NDCS helpline to ask their advice.

The helpline will be able to give you advice on what to do next if the above avenues are not successful!

Posted by bee
23/06/21 09:13 PM

Sorry to hear this. My daughter had a similar issue in school years 9-11. Her teachers sat her her at the front of class with her good ear facing towards the teacher in all of her lessons which helped as much as it could with only hearing in one ear. 

Posted by labliz
24/06/21 09:47 AM


 my child has struggled with this for over 10 years. She has had several ears plugs over the years that block out a lot of the noise that has helped. Each of the school for deaf she has  attended have organised this. 

Posted by claireoss
24/06/21 11:05 AM

My daughter is in main steam school, her teachers have now put her at the front of the class with her good ear towards them.  Her class is still loud, however the school has got a new behaviour policy in place, which starts this week. Maybe this will calm things down, lets wait and see if the situation improves.