Description of activity
We are proud to be one of the first specialist 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.
Our team aims 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.
Our specialist Paediatric Audiology Team consists of specialist Audiologists who measure children's hearing levels and test how much hearing they have. They explain these tests and discuss the options available to help your child hear as well as possible. They may prescribe personal hearing aids, sound processors and other listening equipment. They also give advice on how you can encourage your child to wear hearing aids, how to care for the hearing aids, and how to change the environment to help you child hear better. Clinic appointments are offered at Kingston Hospital, Surbiton Hospital and Emberbrook Health Centre (Thames Ditton).
Our Educational Audiologist is trained to provide guidance, help, advice and support in the home to families of hearing-impaired children aged 0-2 years. She will monitor and evaluate your child’s speech development, language, and listening and communication skills and help you access the full range of support services that are available.