Hear to help

Support for Jersey’s hearing impaired children, young people and their families

Why we exist?

We are a Jersey registered charity setup in 1972 to promote opportunity and a sense of pride through support to Jersey’s hearing impaired children, young adults and their families.

We want an Island where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label children, young adults and their families. Where the community is integrated and has an awareness of clear and equal communication.
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Michael Cork
Chairman at Earsay

Who we are

An introduction to Earsay in sign language and speech

How we can help

Advice and support

Have you just found out that your baby or child has hearing loss? Most deaf children are born to hearing parents who have no previous experience of deafness so far, for some families, when they’re told their child has a hearing loss, the news can come as great shock. We are here for you.

Funding

Earsay can help your child and family in a number of different ways. From advice and training through to structured and inspiring events to unite the hearing and hearing impaired. We also raise funds to be able to provide financial support for equipment and treatment.

The Earsay community

A huge part of Earsay is bringing families with hearing impaired children together. This is important not just for the children’s development but also for the parents to learn and share experience. We hold a number of both informative and fun events each year.

Upcoming events

Get

together

Family stories

Read our stories and be inspired by the journey some of our families have been on and how Earsay have been there to support them

Latest news

What’s

happening

Nominations Required! The Pat Bougeard Achievement Award 2021

Nominations Required! The Pat Bougeard Achievement Award 2021

May 12, 2021
Earsay are very proud of Pat Bougeard, our only deaf committee member, who in 2012 was licensed as a lay reader with the Diocese of Winchester. She was the first deaf person to achieve this distinction, which required three years of intensive study, and provided
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Earsay Pat Bougeard Achievement Award 2020

Earsay Pat Bougeard Achievement Award 2020

Apr 1, 2021
As most of you are aware, every year Earsay presents the Pat Bougeard Achievement Award for a deaf child/young person who has achieved something special throughout the year. For 2020’s winner we were a little delayed in receiving nominations and choosing a winner – and
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Earsay Offers Assistance with Funding

Earsay Offers Assistance with Funding

Jan 1, 2021
Applications to Earsay for funding are welcomed from all of Jersey’s deaf or hard of hearing children, young adults and their families. Funding assistance may be approved to help deaf or hard of hearing children and young adults overcome disadvantages they may otherwise experience as
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Raise money for Earsay online shopping!

Raise money for Earsay online shopping!

Dec 3, 2020
Earsay are registered with the EasyFundraising website, which is a system where charities can raise money just from doing your normal on-line shopping. With Christmas coming up many of our members may be using the internet for their shopping, so PLEASE HELP Earsay raise some
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Remembrance Sunday Service Signed in BSL

Remembrance Sunday Service Signed in BSL

Nov 21, 2020
The weekly broadcast from the Jersey Methodist Circuit this Remembrance Sunday is rather special in that it is entirely signed in BSL. The service will be available to all from 10.30am on the Jersey Methodist Circuit website. The Pandemic has effected everyone all over the
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The Pat Bougeard Achievement Award 2020 Nominations

The Pat Bougeard Achievement Award 2020 Nominations

Oct 21, 2020
Earsay created ‘The Pat Bougeard Achievement Award’ in 2012, to be presented annually to the dDeaf child or young person who has achieved something fantastic during the year. We are now looking for nominations for 2020 please – which has of course been a slightly
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If you might benefit from our help or want to get involved then

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