In this section
Find out what children’s audiology clinics do, what clinic or hospital your child will attend and what help you can get with travel costs.
Read about how long your child will have to wait for an appointment and how often they will be seen.
Find out who your child will see at the clinic and other professionals who may care for your child.
Information about when your child will transfer to adult audiology services, differences between children’s and adult’s audiology and what happens if your child goes to university.
Learn how children’s hearing aids and cochlear implants are funded, buying hearing aids privately for your child and what happens if your child loses or damages their aids.
Information about in-the-ear hearing aids, earmould colours and waiting times for new ones, batteries – where to get them and how to dispose of them, your child’s ‘service record’ and other technology that works with your child’s hearing aids.
Read about what standards you can expect children’s audiology services to be working to, what you can do if you’re unhappy with your child’s audiology service, giving your opinions or getting involved in service improvement, seeking second opinions – through the NHS or privately.