Description of activity
The Audiology team deal with the diagnosis and management of hearing (auditory) disorders.
The team consists of a wide range of healthcare practitioners including Assistant, Associate, Specialist and Advanced Audiologists.
Our specialist Paediatric Audiology Team consists of a range of specialists assess and measure hearing and discuss the options available to help children hear as well as possible. They can prescribe personal hearing aids, sound processors and other listening equipment. They also give advice on how to encourage children to wear hearing aids, how to care for hearing devices and how to change the environment to help children hear better.
Our Educational Audiologist who provides advice and support to families of hearing-impaired children aged 0-2 years, can also monitor and evaluate speech development, language, and listening and communication skills to help children access the full range of support services that are available.
To provide care close to home outpatient services are offered in dedicated accommodation with state of the art facilities at Kingston Hospital, in local health care centres and in patients own homes.
The team work closely with other healthcare professionals, education services, local social service sensory impairment teams and voluntary organisations to deliver these services.
We aim to provide a responsive service, which is focused on each individual child's needs and circumstances. We consider parents and caregivers a vital part of the team and aim to provide advice and support to help your child hearing as well as they can.
We are proud to be one of the first specialist paediatric services to gain accreditation under the Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) programme for the full scope of adult, paediatric and complex services including children's assessment and rehabilitation.