Children's audiology

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.

Related diagnostics

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

Why choose us?

  • leading paediatric audiologists
  • latest diagnostic tests
  • wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatment for glue ear.

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 would like to thank everyone at Cromwell Hospital for the fantastic way you looked after me. I could not fault anyone during the time I spent with you - from the point I arrived in reception, to the catering team and every member of staff throughout the changes of shift during my stay."

Anonymous, Cromwell Hospital patient

Book an appointment today

Our telephone lines are open 8am to 6pm on Saturdays, excluding bank holiday weekends.

If you need support outside these hours, please call our appointments team on 020 7460 5700. The opening hours for this phone line are 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays. Please note - regrettably we are unable to answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice via internet, email or telephone.