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Children's hearing service
Children’s services are provided at sites across York and North Yorkshire.
Click the links below to view what you can expect at your visit:
- York hospital
- Selby hospital
- Scarborough hospital
- Malton hospital
- Harrogate hospital
- Smaller clinics are held at Whitby Hospital
We also hold children’s hearing aid review clinics in York at Applefields School, Hob Moor Oaks Primary School, and Manor Church of England Academy.
Click here to read some of our most frequently asked questions about the hearing service.
Children with additional needs
Click here to see a simple guide to coming for an audiology appointment.
Children's tests and procedures
There are many tests and procedures we can use to help with your child's hearing. Download our leaflet which tells you all about it
Children's hearing tests - how you can help
You can help us by playing a few simple games with your child to help them prepare for a hearing test.
Children's hearing aids
Glue ear is one of the most common childhood illnesses. Children under the age of five are the largest group affected, though for some it can persist into adolescence. It is widely accepted that glue ear can cause temporary deafness, delayed speech development in young children and affect children’s behaviour and their educational progress.
Click here to download a useful guide for parents
Some children with glue ear can benefit from having grommets fitted. These are tiny plastic tubes that are put in the eardrum. This is done during a short operation in hospital under general anaesthetic.
Click here for an easy read step by step guide when Harvey gets grommets
Paediatric hearing aid users
Please use these questionnaires below in preparation for your appointment.
- Little ears auditory questionnaire - parents questionnaire to assess auditory behaviour, to be completed from birth to 3 years old
- Peach - parents’ evaluation of aural/oral performance of children, to be completed from 3 to 7 years old
- LIFE - listening inventories for education UK individual hearing profile, to be completed from 7 to 14 years old
- GHABP - hearing aid questionnaire, to be completed from 14 years upwards
Professional support from qualified teachers
Professional support for deaf children is available and delivered by a qualified teacher who has additional qualifications to teach deaf and hearing impaired children.
They can provide support to hearing impaired children, their parents, and family, and to other professionals involved in your child’s education.
Please click the link for more information in your area:
- The Sensory and Physical Teaching Service (SaPTS) offers educational support for children and young people who have an educational significant hearing or visual impairment and physical disabilities in East Riding.
- North Yorkshire County Council support for special educational needs and disabilities
- City of York Council specialist teaching team
- Hull city council hearing and visual loss
Help with speech and language
Click here for information leaflets for parents, practitioners, teachers and carers
Moving from children's to adults services
Once you become an adult your parents or guardian will not longer be involved in any hearing related matters. You can find out more about the changes by downloading our advice leaflet.
Extra support when going to university
- Click here to find out more about our learning disability service
- Click here for information about attending outpatients
- Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (Deaf CAMHS)
- Max Card discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs
Support from charities
There are several charities that provide support for children with hearing problems.
Click here to find out more about support from charities
"Follow me around the department and I'll show you where to go"
Download a step by step visual guide to visiting our children's audiology service at York Hospital