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Radio Aids

In what circumstances would this equipment be provided?                                  

Where children's hearing loss requires it.

Where is this equipment used?

School (at home subject to insurance arrangements)

Who does this equipment belong to?

Sensory Inclusion Service - Hearing Impairment Team.

Typical Lifespan of equipment

5 years.

Who recycles this equipment?

The Hearing Impairment Team.

How is it recycled? What is the process used?

Condition is checked and if suitable equipment is re-issued.

Is regular maintenance required?

No, only checking function and cleaning once each half term (approx. every 6 weeks)

Who is responsible for maintenance of equipment?

The Sensory Inclusion Service. Equipment is returned to supplier if required.

How is maintenance undertaken?

Frequency response output in test box is checked.

Is regular cleaning required?

Yes, when checked each half term.

Who is responsible for cleaning of equipment?

Teacher of the Deaf or Educational Audiologist.

How is cleaning undertaken?

Antibacterial wipes.

How often should the equipment be reviewed?

Once each half term (approx. every 6 weeks)

Who should review the equipment?

Teacher of the Deaf or Educational Audiologist.

Are regular reviews and maintenance undertaken?


What happens when the equipment is no longer suitable or required?

Deregistered from inventory and held as a spare for parts, or disposed of via LA Refuse recycling depot.

Is insurance required?

In some circumstances.

Who to contact

Contact Position
Sensory Inclusion Service
01902 555910
Sensory Inclusion

Where to go

c/o Warstones Primary School
Warstones Road
West Midlands

Other Details


Equipment is funded through radio aids budget held by HI Team (High Needs Block)


Age Ranges
0 - 19 (19-25 dependant on funding)
Referral required
Referral Details

Who can make referrals for assessment for equiment?

A teacher of the deaf or Educational Audiologist.

How is assessment accessed?

Via service referral system or if already on caseload.

How is need assessed?

Through assessment by teacher of the deaf or Educational Audiologist.

How long will the assessment take and when will be the equipment be provided?

An assessment will be approximately 1 month and equipment will be provided within 6 weeks (depending on stock availability and budget cycle) from the end of assessment.

Will equipment be provided new or recycled?

Equipment could be provided new or recycled.

How is equipment provided?

Equipment will be delivered and set up by Teacher of the Deaf or Educational Audiologist.

Is demonstration or training required prior to use?


Record Last Updated on: 27/08/2021

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