The aim is to identify severe hearing loss at the earliest possible age so that your child can get a hearing aid, referral to speech and language therapy or to teachers for the hearing impaired, if necessary. An early appointment with an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist through a joint clinic for anyone who might benefit from surgery.
The services to support Children and young people in Bromley are transforming, to create an integrated approach to managing care. This service replaces the Reception Year screening previously carried out in schools for 4/5 year olds.
Access and Availability
Hearing Screening will be accessed via contacting Bromley Healthcare’s Audiology Service, referrals will be accepted from GPs, Schools, Teacher of the Deaf (ToD’s) or parents directly. Screening will be available at the Phoenix Resource Centre in Bromley and may accommodate a school visit on an exceptional basis only.
BHC Children’s Hearing Assessment Service
Contact Number: 020 8466 9988
Weekly (Tuesday/Wednesday) Time: 14:30 – 18:00pm at the Phoenix Resource Centre
Clinics available on a Saturday morning once a month.
Referral Form attached here
Please complete and return all referral forms to the following email:
Alternatively you can return it by post to:
Children’s Audiology Service,
40 Masons Hill,
Using this service
To use this service you’ll need a referal from your doctor (GP), nurse, a teacher or other professional. If you are concerned about your child’s hearing you should first speak to one of these people, who may do a basic hearing test to see if there is a problem. This is a specialist service.
Who is this service for?
The service is for children who have failed a basic hearing test.
You will receive a letter asking you to come to the service in advance. You should turn up in plenty of time for your appointment, and the receptionist will tell you where to wait. The specialist will ask you a number of questions to help to understand your concerns and may do some tests to understand what the problem might be.
You may be given some initial advice, asked to return at a later date for treatments or asked to see a specialist in the specific area of concern, once your child’s condition is better understood.
Hearing tests are carried out as a routine part of a baby’s or young child’s developmental checks or to check the hearing of someone who is experiencing hearing problems or has a hearing impairment. Read more…
The information offered via these NHS Choices links contain information about both adult and childhood hearing tests. Our service is only offered to children.
More useful information
Basic information about childhood hearing tests and why children might suffer from hearing impairment.
Services, campaigns, information and advice for anyone affected by hearing loss.