Community Paediatric Audiology

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What we do

The community paediatric audiology service provides hearing assessments and advice to children, families, schools, therapists and other professionals in Luton and Bedfordshire.

Community paediatric audiology provides a service for identifying temporary and permanent hearing impairment in children between the ages of 0-16 (or 19 if in special needs education) within Luton and Bedfordshire.

Staff work with other specialists and agencies to reduce the effects of hearing loss and contribute to educational, social and employment opportunities.

We carry out hearing assessments on children according to their age and ability, including ear examination and monitoring as below:

  • Targeted follow up from newborn hearing screening.
  • Monitoring children with syndromes and illnesses that predisposes them to having hearing problems
  • Joint assessment clinics for children with undiagnosed additional needs or for children exhibiting challenging behaviour
  • Hearing screening for children during their first year at school
  • Hearing assessments for children in special schools with complex needs (if no previous hearing assessments)
  • Hearing assessments as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary assessment

Where our service is based

The service is provided from:

  • Liverpool Road Health Centre, 9 Mersey Place, Liverpool Road, Luton LU1 1HH
  • Clinic bases are in Luton and Bedfordshire

Services are provided 9.00 am – 5.00 pm on Monday – Fridays; weekend clinics when available.

How to contact our service

Contact the service on: 01582 708154

Referrals to this service can be made by health professionals. 

 

Additional information

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0603 - Hearing Screening and Congenital CMVPDF1.22 MB18 Jun, 2019 Download
0637 - Cleaning The EarsPDF1020.07 KB05 Jun, 2019 Download
0638 - Children and Loud NoisesPDF1020.12 KB05 Jun, 2019 Download
0636 - Children With Listening DifficultiesPDF1.01 MB05 Jun, 2019 Download

Watch Ruth, one of our Luton community audiologists, talk about her work:

 

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