DELTA: Deaf Education through Listening and Talking

Supporting the Natural Aural Approach

COVID-19 update

In these difficult and uncertain times of lockdown and restrictions, we want to ensure you, as a valued supporter and beneficiary of DELTA, are supported.We are here for you if you need anything to support you, your deaf child and their education.

  • We are here for you if you are a professional and need support with your continuous professional development.
  • We are here for you if you are a volunteer and need community support.
  • We are here for you if you need activities to keep you occupied.
  • We are always here for you if you need support.

You can contact us through our contact page or email us at – this inbox is managed by our experienced trustees whether they are parents, professionals and our deaf adults with a wealth of experience. We will always get back to you via email, whatsapp or a phone call.

You are not alone.

Please do let us know how you are doing and if you need support.

The Trustees of DELTA

DELTA’s Resilience Appeal – Effects from COVID-19

DELTA will not be immune from the effects of this pandemic. We are entirely reliant on voluntary fundraising support and are already seeing the financial impact of the virus with fundraising and events being cancelled putting most of the money we rely on at risk.


When a child is diagnosed as severely or profoundly deaf, the parents’ first question is often “Will s/he be able to talk?”

It is a very natural question; all parents normally expect to share their language with all their children. We believe that not only is it their right but that, for the vast majority of deaf children, it is a perfectly valid option.

If the Natural Aural Approach interests you, we hope you will find the information below helpful

Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking  (DELTA) is a charity that supports families with deaf babies, children, young people and the practitioners in Health and Education  that work with them.


“We know that the vast majority of deaf children can learn to listen and talk.  We believe that all parents of deaf children should be given this option.”


'My child is deaf - what can I do?'

One in every 1000 children in the UK is born with a hearing loss. Nine out of 10 deaf children are part of hearing families. Most of these families have never met a deaf child before and do not know what to expect.

For Professionals

Professionals involved in DELTA find support in the strengths, knowledge and experience of colleagues working in the field.  The strong research base and outcomes of the Natural Aural approach as evidenced by children and young people, highly functioning alongside their hearing peers in school and the workplace has improved practice across the country.    

Professionals working with hearing impaired babies and children are encouraged to get in touch with DELTA and find out more about improving their own practice.

Let’s listen and talk

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