Sensory Inclusion Service - Hearing Impairment


Specialist Teacher of the Deaf time is allocated according to use of the NatSIP (National Sensory Impairment Partnership) criteria. This will be either a teaching or monitoring commitment or advice only.

Specialist teachers will

  • See children from point of diagnosis through to leaving school (according to assessed need).
  • Provide ongoing advice and information about the sensory loss to all involved with the child.
  • Liaise with all agencies, including the voluntary sector, to ensure a cohesive overall approach.
  • Provide ongoing assessment of child's sensory loss and advise accordingly.
  • Provide advice and support to the educational placement (pre-school, playgroup, nursery, school setting).
  • Provide training as required, individually, small group or whole school.
  • Teach, assess and provide specialist equipment for children as determined by need.

Some children and young people with a hearing impairment may need to use specialist equipment.

Hearing aids, where required, will be provided by the Paediatric Audiology Department of the hospital which they attend. Implant Centres will provide equipment for children with cochlear implants.

Additional auditory equipment may be provided on loan by the Sensory Inclusion Service.

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Service Details

Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, SK10 1EA (directions displayed on map)
Cheshire East Council
Service Type:
Education, Training and Skills
Age Range:
0 through to leaving school
Age Band:
  • Early Years (Under 5)
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
  • Adults (18+)
Waiting List:
All referrals will normally receive a response within ten working days and within 48hrs in the case of a child referred through the Newborn Hearing Screening.
Eligibility criteria:
A child or young person must have a diagnosed hearing loss and a medical referral
Is a referral required?:
Accepted referral methods:
  • Via GP or Health Professional
Additional Referral Information:
Request for referral sent by Audiology, with audiological information about child/young person
How is the service provided?:
  • Telephone
  • Post
  • Email
  • Face to face
  • Texting
  • Outreach Services
Additional information on how service is provided:
We visit children and young people in homes, nurseries and schools
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • All Areas of Cheshire East
Communication aids and support available:
  • Translated Material
  • British Sign Language
Additional information for assistance with communication:
Sign support systems available.
Provides support to:
  • People with sensory impairment

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Weekdays only
Opening Times - Monday:
9:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Tuesday:
9:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Wednesday:
9:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Thursday:
9:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Friday:
9:00 - 17:00
Opening Times - Saturday:
Opening Times - Sunday:
Additional Opening Times:
Teachers/staff work with children and young people, families, schools and settings on week days during term times, and within school hours. The Service can be contacted on each week day via the contact number given above. In the case of referrals from the Newborn Hearing Screening, the service can be contacted by Audiology each weekday throughout the year.

This page was last updated on 08 May 2018

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This page was last updated on 08 May 2018


Contact Details

Contact Name:
Mrs Nicola West
01625 374870