The Children's Community Audiology service provides hearing assessments for children and young people. Once we have identified a child/young person with a hearing loss we can then appropriately manage that loss enabling that child/young person to access as much speech and language/communication as possible, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
We provide audiology services for any child where concerns have been raised by parents/carers or any professional involved in the care of a child/young person about their hearing. We also provide ongoing management for any child diagnosed with a hearing loss.
Finally we provide targeted follow-up services for any child who is referred from the newborn hearing screening programme.