Earsay - Support for Jersey's Deaf and Hard of Hearing
What is Earsay?
We've been supporting hearing impaired children, young adults and their families for 50 years
Earsay is a Jersey registered charity set up to promote opportunity and a sense of pride through support to Jersey’s deaf and hard of hearing children, young adults and their families. We want an island where deafness and hearing impairment do not create limits or labels; where everyone has equal opportunities and in which the community understands and practises clear communication.
- We bring together deaf and hard of hearing children, young adults and their families to create a supportive network.
- We provide funding to remove financial barriers to help give the deaf and hard of hearing and their families equal opportunities.
- We raise much needed funds to enable us to provide this support.
In 2010 we adopted the shorter and more memorable name of Earsay.
The latest statistics for 2020/21 show:
- there are 78 children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing distributed across 30 different education providers in the academic year 2020/21
- there are 55 children and young people (under the age of 19) with hearing aids or cochlear implants
- since the start of the new-born-screening-service in 2002, 16 children have been identified with a permanent childhood hearing impairment
- these children are supported by professionals as follows:
- 1 Audiologist who works in schools 3 days a week and 2 days a week in Audiology.
- 2 Qualified Teachers of the Deaf holding the mandatory qualification
- 6 specialist key workers at St Clement’s School and Le Rocquier School
- 1 Deaf Instructor who visits ARC schools and Highlands College 8 times a year and is employed by CYPES (Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills)
How we can help?
Advice and Support
At Earsay, we want an Island where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label children, young adults and their families and where the community is integrated and has an awareness of clear and equal communication.
Our support ranges from:
- Practical advice and tangible support to hearing impaired children, young adults and families, wherever you are on your journey.
- Provide structured and inspiring events to unite the hearing and hearing impaired community.
- Inspire, encourage and ensure that hearing impairment does not impact ambition, achievement or self-esteem.
- Campaign to increase community awareness of hearing impairment and create integration.
- Raise much needed funds to be able to provide financial support for Jersey families and community events that combine all our ambitions.
Who to contact
Where to go
PO Box 758
- JE4 0RJ