Over three decades supporting deaf children and their families
The Elizabeth Foundation was set up in 1981 by Shirley and David Metherell, whose daughter, Elizabeth, was diagnosed as profoundly deaf when she was 22 months old.
In response to a lack of local support for Elizabeth, and inspired by the John Tracey Clinic in Los Angeles, Shirley and David established and developed The Elizabeth Foundation to support other parents of newly diagnosed children with hearing loss.
The Elizabeth Foundation quickly grew and developed a unique working partnership with the Audiology Department at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.
Today we remain the UK’s single largest provider of early intervention, educational and support services for preschool children and babies with varying degrees of hearing loss.