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NHS funded services

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.

  • GP
  • 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.

Other Details


Referral required

Local Offer

SEN Provision Type
Last updated: 25 Jul 2019
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