Children’s hearing plays a critical part of a child’s development. Hearing problems can lead to delays with speech and language development, problems at school and developing social skills.
How we help
Our specialist team provides hearing assessment and therapy for very young children, children with multiple disabilities, children at an increased risk of permanent hearing problems and children diagnosed with permanent hearing loss.
We work closely with other professionals to best support you and your child. Our hearing therapists provide extra support, communication plans, equipment advice and tinnitus retraining to children and co-ordinate our young adult’s move to adult services.
What happens at your appointment
Usually two specialist children’s audiologists will see your child. Your appointment will last from one to two hours, depending on the age and the type of testing your child needs.
There are several tests we have to assess your child’s hearing. We will decide which test to use, depending on your child’s developmental age and whether they are awake or asleep.
Where we are
Our Brighton children’s audiology service is based on the 2nd floor of the Barry Building at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
We are also able to offer appointments for children over 6 years old (if deemed appropriate) at the following sites:
- Princess Royal Hospital
- County Oak Medical Centre – bus routes 24, 26, 46, 56; car parking available.
- Mile Oak Medical Centre – bus routes 1, 1A; on-street parking.