The Paediatric Audiology Department is a specialist clinical service which aims to assess your child’s hearing and identify and manage hearing impairment in children of all ages.
We accept referrals from a wide range of health professionals. We ensure every child referred from birth to the age of 18 is seen within six weeks. Once aged 18, children within our care are transitioned to our Adult Audiology Service.
Children may be referred to our service for the following reasons:
Newborn hearing screening programme
For more information on what to expect following a referral from the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) click here here
What to expect from your child's hearing assessment (6+ months)
For more information on what to expect from your child's hearing assessment click here here
How to obtain a referral
For more information on how to obtain a referral click here here
Types of hearing test for children - objective testing
The type of test used by a clinician to assess a child’s hearing is much dependent upon their developmental age. For more information on hearing tests for children click here here
Types of hearing tests for children - behavioural testing
The type of test used by a clinician to assess a child's hearing is much dependent on their developmental age. For more information on behavioural testing click here here
What happens if a hearing loss is identified
Should a hearing loss be identified, your Audiologist may recommend that you child is fitted with a hearing aid to give your child access to sound. For more information click here here