Children's community audiology - East and West
We provide hearing assessments for children and young people from birth to 18 years of age. A range of hearing tests can be performed depending on the developmental age of the child.
Who can use the service?
Referral can be made by any health professional eg.
- Health visitor
- School nurse
- Speech and language therapist
Are there any costs?
There are no costs to the patient.
How can I refer?
Referrals are made using the forms in the download section.
You must post the completed form back.
What happens after referral?
An appointment will be arranged in the first 8 weeks following receipt of the referral.
This will be sent out in a letter.
Who will we see?
Appointments are performed by audiologists, with input from specialist community nursery nurses and a paediatrician.
What happens when I come to the service?
Appointments last between 30-45 minutes.
The results of the assessment, along with any further assessments, treatment or onward referral will be explained to parents or carers at the end of the appointment.
A summary report will also be sent to the relevant involved professionals.
What happens when I become an adult?
If needed, a referral will be made to the hospital for further treatment.
- Referral required
- SEN Provision Type