Hearing loss in the classroom

Page last updated: 10 December 2013

Hearing loss affects how children cope in class and how they enjoy school. Children with hearing loss often have to work extra hard to hear correctly, which can make them tired and distracted. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, these issues are amplified further by the fact English may not be their first language.

There are a number of practical ways teachers can assist students with hearing loss in the classroom. To find out more visit the Australian Hearing website, call 131 797 to be connected to your nearest Australian Hearing Centre or contact the Australian Hearing Head Office on (02) 9412 6800.

Sad child in playground not playing with other children.
Teacher reading school children the My Ears storybook in the classroom.