2017 Quality Standards

This is web based information intended to complement the Quality Standards for use of a personal radio aid published by the NDCS in collaboration with the UK Children’s FM Working Group March 2017, which can be downloaded from the NDCS website here.

The majority of the newly revised Good Practice Guide is available to download below. (The final few outstanding sections will be published here shortly.)

The Good Practice Guide for Radio Aids offers practical advice, strategies and evidence based practice to enable all those using or managing personal radio aids to consider their practice and achieve the Quality Standards. It is hoped to build a folder of evidence based practice in relation to each QS to support all those involved with provision, use and management of radio aids. If you would like to add to this body of information please email joycesr@ewing-foundation.org.uk or richard@connevans.com. We should also be delighted to have any examples of everyday practice which show how you are meeting these standards. Please email your copy to us with a clear indication if you wish to be named or remain anonymous. Thank you for your interest.

Reproduction of any of the content is allowed for training purposes on the understanding that the source will be cited.

Click here to view the Good Practice Guide introduction

Good Practice Guide Section 1 - Candidacy

Click here to download Section 1 of the Good Practice Guide

Click here to read an NDCS article on the use of radio aids in the early years.

Click here to download quotes from families

Good Practice Guide Section 4 - Fitting & setting up of personal radio aids

Click here to download Section 4 of the Good Practice Guide

Good Practice Guide Section 5 - Training

Click here to download Section 5 of the Good Practice Guide

Good Practice Guide Section 6 - Management

Click here to download Section 6 of the Good Practice Guide

Good Practice Guide Section 8 - Electroacoustic checks

Click here to download Section 8 of the Good Practice Guide for hearing aids

Click here to download Section 8 of the Good Practice Guide for auditory implants

Click here to download the proposal for a radio aid / cochlear implant verification protocol from 2006

Good Practice Guide Section 9 - Roles and Responsibilities

Click here to download Section 9 of the Good Practice Guide

Good Practice Guide Section 11 - Health and Education

Click here to download Section 11 of the Good Practice Guide below, including an example of good practice from the Nottingham Auditory Implant Programme.

Click here to view the relevant MCHAS (Moderrnising Children's Hearing Services) guidelines as revised in 2005.

Good Practice Guide Section 12 - Soundfield Systems

Click here to download Section 12 of the Good Practice Guide