Here you will find information and links to online training, podcasts and webinars that you may find helpful.  



Hearing Impairment related Online Events for Parents and Carers

National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) Online Events:

  • 28 May, 2-3pm -   Apps and Tools You can Use to Caption or Subtitle Live Videos for Deaf Children
  • 10 June, 2-3pm  -  Supporting Parents New to Hearing loss
  • 24 June, 2-3pm – Making the Most of Your Child’s Hearing at Home

Please visit the website to see further online events that are available.


NDCS Video Series 'Supporting Communication with Deaf Babies and Toddlers' is available on their website and Youtube. These have been made in collaboration with the University of Sheffield. Click here to view the series: NDCS Video Series


Listening and Communication Development Webinars

Advanced Bionics offer a series of free webinars. 

  • 22 May  2pm – 3pm Guide through BabyBeats resource
  • 28 May 2pm – 3pm  Step Into HearingSuccess- techniques to encourage listening and talking
  • 1 June    9am – 10.30am Step Into HearingSuccess – introduction to tools for Adults and Teens

Go to the Advanced Bionics website or to find out more.


Learn British Sign Language

if you would like to learn basic and general signs, themes, simple conversational phrases visit 'Commanding Hands' where you will find a range of helpful videos, such as '100 words in BSL for Everyday Conversation' to 'How to sign days of the week'. Free and clear video explanations that are easy to use.

Visit: Commanding Hands youtube videos


Makaton signs  

Lightyear Foundation offer a range of helpful Makaton sign videos. Click on the links below to watch one of their videos: