Auditory Verbal UK (AVUK) is an award-winning charity that supports families of deaf babies and children to learn to listen and speak to ensure they have the same opportunities in life as their hearing peers. Since 2003, AVUK has helped transform the lives of over 1,000 deaf children across the UK through its family-centred programme of Auditory Verbal therapy and training for health and education professionals in Auditory Verbal practice.
80% of children who spend at least two years on AVUK’s programme achieve the same language outcomes as their hearing peers, rising to 97% of children with no additional needs.
92% of deaf child under 5 do not currently have access to an Auditory Verbal programme.
We want every family in the UK who wants their deaf child to learn to listen and talk to be able to access an Auditory Verbal programme through the NHS and publicly funded services in their local area.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: