Hearing (Audiology) Service

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Based at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, our Hearing (Audiology) Service sees children to assess and manage their hearing and balance problems.

We are also a designated bone-anchored hearing aid (baha) service and perform surgery and hearing aid fitting at the hospital.

Sheffield Children’s is one of only 19 paediatric audiology services out of 134 across the country to achieve IQIPS (Improving Quality in Physiological Services) accreditation.

Conditions

The types of conditions we treat are:

  • conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
  • auditory processing
  • balance conditions
  • wax removal for hearing aid users

If you are concerned about your child’s hearing please see your GP, school nurse, health visitor or speech and language therapist.

The latest technology

Children who need a hearing aid can get the latest digital technology in a choice of colours and even add their favourite character or football team to the ear mould!

We have soundproof rooms and a state of the art rotating chair for balance assessments.

Links

We have excellent links with the education service and visit Sheffield hearing impaired units weekly to provide a hearing aid and ear mould service.

We also have close links with the Sheffield Deaf Children’s Society (SDCS) who run a deaf youth club, family play sessions for under 10s and other events throughout the year.

Clinics

C Floor, access via the green lifts
Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TH

Outreach clinics

These are arranged on ad-hoc basis. We require a VERY quiet test environment to ensure accurate results – if you would like us to provide a screening service for local patients on a regular basis please get in touch.

Opening times

The department is open from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday. Late night opening Wednesdays until 7pm. Saturday mornings on an ad-hoc basis.

Contact us

Telephone: 0114 271 7450
Text phone: 07854 089810
Fax: 0114 271 7463
Email: audiology@sch.nhs.uk

For impressions for replacement ear moulds or for a lost or faulty hearing aid please call Workshop 0114 271 7462 or Reception on 0114 271 7450.

The newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP) tests children up to three months of age and is based at the Jessop Wing of Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Telephone: 0114 226 8292.

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