Children’s Audiology

Our specialist service offers hearing assessment for babies, children and young people (up to 19 years of age if still in school) who may be at risk of having a hearing loss or who have failed a hearing test.

Find out more about Children’s Audiology

Overview

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 and/or if required, offer an early appointment with an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist through a joint clinic for anyone who might benefit from surgery.

 

 

Using this service

To use this service you’ll need a referral 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.

Hearing Assessment Request Form

Who is this service for?

The service is for children who have failed a basic hearing test.

Appointments

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 Screening

Hearing Screening is accessed by contacting Bromley Healthcare’s Audiology Service; referrals are accepted from GPs, Schools, Teacher of the Deaf (ToD’s) or from parents directly. Screening clinics are available at the Phoenix Resource Centre in Bromley.

 

 

More information

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.

When hearing tests are done
Why hearing tests are done
How hearing tests are done
More about hearing impairment

 

More useful information

Safe Kids
Basic information about childhood hearing tests and why children might suffer from hearing impairment.

RNID
Services, campaigns, information and advice for anyone affected by hearing loss.

For professionals

Patients can be referred into the service by GPs and Health Visitors via Single Point of Entry.

 

Overview

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 and/or if required, offer an early appointment with an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist through a joint clinic for anyone who might benefit from surgery.

 

 

Using this service

To use this service you’ll need a referral 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.

Hearing Assessment Request Form

Who is this service for?

The service is for children who have failed a basic hearing test.

Appointments

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 Screening

Hearing Screening is accessed by contacting Bromley Healthcare’s Audiology Service; referrals are accepted from GPs, Schools, Teacher of the Deaf (ToD’s) or from parents directly. Screening clinics are available at the Phoenix Resource Centre in Bromley.

 

 

More information

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.

When hearing tests are done
Why hearing tests are done
How hearing tests are done
More about hearing impairment

 

More useful information

Safe Kids
Basic information about childhood hearing tests and why children might suffer from hearing impairment.

RNID
Services, campaigns, information and advice for anyone affected by hearing loss.

For professionals

Patients can be referred into the service by GPs and Health Visitors via Single Point of Entry.

 

Dr Abid Saffaf

Service Lead

020 8466 9988

abid.saffaf@nhs.net

Our Children’s Audiology clinic locations