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.

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.


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Find your ward

  • Edgware Community Hospital

    Burnt Oak Broadway 
    Middlesex, HA8 0AD
    Patient enquiries: 020 3758 2398

  • Oak Lane Children's Health Centre

    Oak Lane
    East Finchley
    N2 8LT
    Patient enquiries: 020 3758 2398

  • St Michael's Primary Care Centre

    Gater Drive
    EN2 0JB
    Patient enquiries: 020 3758 2398

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