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The Elizabeth Foundation
Helping preschool deaf children learn to listen and talk

The Elizabeth Foundation is a national charity supporting infants and preschool children with hearing loss and their families. We do this by providing education services, help, support and encouragement. We believe it is the right of every deaf child to be given the opportunity to learn to listen and talk.

 


Latest news: The Elizabeth Foundation's Founders, Shirley and David Metherell, were both made MBEs in the 2014 New Year Honours in recognition of their hard work and dedication. Shirley and David have sent a wonderful open letter for us to share with you - we have published it on our news page...

 

 

Other news: The latest Winter 2013 issue of our Listen! newsletter is now available to download...


 

Baby and preschool services

photo of preschool deaf children at The Elizabeth Foundation in Portsmouth, Hampshire

At our family centre in Hampshire, we provide Ofsted 'Outstanding' education services for newborn babies, toddlers and preschool children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We aim to help every child develop their listening, language and speech skills.

 

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Home learning and support

image of The Elizabeth Foundation's home learning programme for parents and families of preschool deaf children and babies

Specially designed to support families who do not live close to our family centre, our home learning programme provides information and individual support so parents can help their deaf child learn to listen and speak from birth throughout their preschool years.

 

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Early diagnosis and intervention

photo of a preschool deaf child having a hearing test at The Elizabeth Foundation's audiology building in Hampshire

We have always promoted the importance of newborn hearing screening and early diagnosis to enable intervention. Effective early intervention combined with modern technology means that many deaf children are no longer destined to a life of silence.

 

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Supporting our work

photo of fundraising activities raising money for The Elizabeth Foundation's work for preschool deaf children and babies

We strive to offer most of our services at no cost to families of deaf children so all can benefit. Donations and gifts from individuals, companies and trusts enable us to do this. Please consider supporting us in any way you can to help our work.

 

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Registered Charity No: 293835
Company Registration No: 01960980
A company registered in England and Wales
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Ofsted Outstanding - The Elizabeth Foundation for deaf children and babies
Hampshire

The Elizabeth Foundation for deaf children and babies - member of the FundRaising Standards Board
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