Who is Audiology for?
Children and young people aged 0-18 who are deaf or have hearing difficulties, and patients aged up to 25 years of age with complex needs. The child or young person must either be registered with a Harrow GP or be a Harrow resident.
What does the service provide?
The paediatric audiology service aims to identify, assess and provide appropriate intervention as early as possible.
The service offers:
- A specialist audiologist trained to work with children, and a paediatric consultant audio-vestibular physician.
- Specialist assessment of children with complex needs, multiple disabilities or serious or complex hearing loss, who need wider clinical input from an audio-vestibular physician.
- Fitting of hearing aids, medical management and long term support to families.
How do I access the service?
The service accepts referrals from the newborn screening programme, GPs, Health Visitors, schools, nurses, speech and language therapists, paediatricians, ENT (ear, nose and throat) consultants and consultants from other hospital trusts.
Paediatric audiology aims to see children and young people for assessment within six weeks after referral. It aims to provide hearing aid fitting within four weeks.
The service is available Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.
Assessment and intervention is carried out in the following settings:
- Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre
- Northwick Park Hospital
- Central Middlesex Hospital
The service is provided by London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWHT).
For further information visit LNWH Audiology