Paediatric audiology

Paediatric audiology and audiovestibular medicine

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust paediatric audiology and audiovestibular medicine department provides a full diagnostic and support service for children with balance and hearing problems, such as:

  • glue ear
  • permanent hearing loss in children, especially with a family history behind
  • a delay in a child’s speech and language development (including children with autistic spectrum disorders or ADHD)
  • a need for children’s hearing aids
  • high risk children’s illnesses (e.g. infants who were very ill)
  • an increased sensitivity to sounds (hyperacusis)
  • general difficulty in understanding what is being said.

The paediatric audiology and audiovestibular medicine department also sees young patients with other hearing problems or balance difficulties.

If necessary the unit provides testing, such as specialised hearing tests for children, or arranges for other investigations into the reasons at other hospitals or departments.

The Royal Free paediatric audiology and audiovestibular medicine department operates at Edgware Community Hospital, Oak Lane Children's Health Centre and St Michael's Hospital.

Edgware Community Hospital Oak Lane Children's Health Centre St Michael's Primary Care Centre

Burnt Oak Broadway 
Edgware
Middlesex, HA8 0AD


Patient enquiries: 020 3758 2398

Oak Lane
East Finchley
N2 8LT


Patient enquiries: 020 3758 2398

Gater Drive
Enfield
EN2 0JB


Patient enquiries: 020 8702 3464

Download our leaflet on what to expect when you attend your child's audiology appointment.

We welcome your opinion and feedback on the paediatric audiology department. To tell us about your patient experience visit either Patient Opinion or NHS Choices.