Children's audiology provides diagnosis and management of hearing disorders in children.
We treat babies and children up to 18-years-old with ear disorders.
Your child might be referred to us by your GP or consultant if they have concerns about hearing, balance, noises in the ear and speech and language delay. We offer the latest diagnostic tests to determine hearing levels, including play audiometry.
We are also experts in treating glue ear – a common childhood condition that causes temporary hearing loss.
Our specialists use a tympanometry test to check for glue ear and offer surgical and non-surgical management of the condition and its causes.
We offer the following hearing tests for children:
- play audiometry (hearing test for children two to three-years-old)
- visual reinforcement audiometry (suitable for children aged eight months to 24 months)
- tympanometry to check for glue ear.
- auditory brainstem response testing (ABR)
- otoacoustic emission testing
- pre-surgery assessment
Please note that we do not provide a paediatric intensive care unit at Cromwell Hospital. However, any deteriorating child will be quickly assessed and stabilised by a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) trained in paediatric intensive care, supported by an on-call Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant, before being transferred to the most appropriate paediatric intensive care provider by the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS).
“I had a great experience at the Cromwell Hospital; the staff were amazing, and is another level of professionalism compared to other hospitals I’ve stayed in.”
Lorne, Cromwell Hospital patient