Other professional resources - Audiology

Current protocols, standards, good practice guidance, NICE guidance, Quality Standards, commissioning guidance, commissioning policies and service specifications applicable to paediatric audiology services in the UK.

Paediatric audiology services

 

Name

Publisher

Date

Country

 

   

Newborn Hearing Screening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABR testing in babies: Guidance 

NHSP/BSA

2013

UK-wide*

ABR masking calculator 2013

NHSP

2013

England*

ASSR testing in babies

NHSP

2009

England*

Automated ABR (AABR) testing in babies

NHSP

2002

England*

Behavioural Observation Audiometry testing in babies

NHSP/BSA

2002

UK-wide*

Cochlear Microphonic testing guidelines

NHSP/BSA

2011

UK-wide*

Distraction Diagnostic Test Protocol

NHSP/BSA

2003

UK-wide*

DPOAEs in assessment following screening

NHSP

2011

England*

Visual Reinforcement Audiometry testing for infants

BSA

2014

UK-wide

Recommended procedure for tympanometry (including under 6 mo's age)

BSA

2013

UK-wide

Surveillance Guidelines

NHSP

2012

England

Quality Standards in the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (for post screen standards)

NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme Standards 2016 to 2017 (screening only)

NHSP

 

 

PHE

 

2010

 

 

2016

 

England

Role of the doctor in the NHSP team

BAAP

2008

UK-wide

Service specification No.20 NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

NHS England

2016/17

England

 

 

 

 

Community audiology

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Demonstrating the Value of Community Services – Audiology Newborn and Children

aCFT Network

 2015 (Draft)

 England

 


 

 

 

Paediatric audiology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lessons from accredited paediatric audiology services: Why commission and provide an IQIPS accredited service?

NDCS

2015

England

Recommended procedure for tympanometry

BSA

2013

UK-wide

Taking an Aural Impression : Children Under 5 Years

BSA

2013

UK-wide

Recommended procedure for ear examination

BSA

2010

UK-wide

Recommended procedure for taking an aural impression

BSA

2013

UK-wide

Pure tone air and bone conduction threshold audiometry with and without masking

BSA

2011

UK-wide

Determination of Uncomfortable Loudness Levels

BSA

2011

UK-wide

Infant Hearing Aid fitting guidelines

NHSP

2009

England*

Early audiological assessment and management of babies referred from the newborn hearing screen

NHSP/BSA

2013

UK-wide*

Guidelines for assessment & management of ANSD in young infants

NHSP/BSA

2013

UK-wide*

Guidelines for the Taking of Impressions and Provision of Ear Moulds within a Children’s Hearing Aid Service

Modernising Children's Hearing Aid Services (MCHAS)

2005

England

Guidelines for Professional Links between Audiology and Education Services within a Children’s Hearing Aid Service

MCHAS

2005

England

Guidelines for testing Digital Signal Processing Hearing Aids 'In the Field' within an integrated Children’s Hearing Aid Service

MCHAS

2005

England

Guidelines for the Fitting, Verification and Evaluation of digital signal processing hearing aids within a Children’s Hearing Aid Service

MCHAS

2005

England

Procedures for the setting up of fm radio systems for use with hearing aids

MCHAS / Connevans

2002

UK-wide

Guidelines on the acoustics of sound field audiometry in clinical audiological applications

BSA

2008

UK-wide

Guidance on the use of real ear measurement to verify the fitting of digital signal processing hearing aids

BSA

2008

UK-wide

BAAP Clinical Standards

BAAP

2011

UK-wide

Role of the doctor in the NHSP team

BAAP

2008

UK-wide

Best Practices in Family-Centered Early Intervention for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: An International Consensus Statement

Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

2013

International

Quality Standards in the Early Years: Guidelines on working with deaf children under two years old and their families (England)

NDCS

2002

England

Quality Standards in the Early Years: Guidelines on working with deaf children under two years old and their families (Wales)

NDCS

2002

Wales

Transforming audiology services for children with hearing difficulties and their families

DH

2008

England

Improving Quality In Physiological diagnostic Service Programme (IQIPS)

DH / RCP / UKAS

2012

UK-wide

Quality Standards in Paediatric Audiology in Scotland

NHS Scotland

2009

Scotland

Quality Standards in Paediatric Audiology in Wales

NHS Wales

2010

Wales

Quality Standards for the use of personal FM systems

NDCS / FM Working Group

2008

UK-wide

Quality Standards: Vision care for deaf children and young people

NDCS / Sense

2009

UK-wide

Position statement on audiology services

 NDCS

 2011

 UK-wide

Policy on insurance and replacement of hearing equipment

NDCS

2011

UK-wide

Manual for prescribed specialised services

NHS England

Nov 2012

England

 

 

 

 

Transition

NDCS

2011

UK-wide

Quality Standards: Transition from paediatric to adult audiology services

NDCS

2011

UK-wide

Quality Standards; Transition from Paediatric to Adult Audiology Services

NHS Scotland

2013

Scotland

Commissioning audiology services for young adults

NDCS

2012

UK-wide





Aetiological investigations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guidelines for aetiological investigation into mild to moderate bilateral PCHI

BAAP

2015

UK-wide

Guidelines for aetiological investigation into severe to profound bilateral PCHI

BAAP

2015

UK-wide

Aetiological Investigations into unilateral PCHI

BAAP

2015

UK-wide

Audit tool for aetiological investigations

BAAP

2015

UK-wide

Position statement on Genetics, Stem Cell Therapy and deafness

NDCS

2013

UK-wide

Position statement on Childhood deafness associated with marriage/relationships between first cousins

NDCS

2014

UK-wide

 

 

 

 

Glue ear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 Week Pathway - Glue Ear

DH

2008

England

Action On ENT - Good Practice Guide

NHS Modernisation Agency

2002

England

Commissioning guidance; Otiits Media with Effusion

ENTUK / RCS

2013

UK-wide

Service for the surgical management of otitis media with effusion in children (NICE commissioning guidance)

NICE

2008

UK-wide

Surgical management of OME: NICE guideline CG60

NICE

2008

UK-wide

Shared Decision Aid - Glue Ear

BMA Group

2012

UK-wide

 

 

 

 

School entry hearing screening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hearing assessment in general practice, schools and health clinics: guidelines for professionals who are not qualified audiologists

BSA

Consultation over - due soon (Jan 14)

UK-wide

Position statement on school entry hearing screening

NDCS

2010

UK-wide

 

 

 

 

Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guidelines for assessment & management of ANSD in young infants

 NHSP/BSA

 2013

 UK-wide*

Guidelines for Identification and Management of Infants and Young Children with ANSD

Guidelines Development Conference at NHS 2008, Como, Italy

 2008

 International

 

 

 

 

Auditory Processing Disorder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APD Position Statement

BSA

2011

UK-wide

An overview of current management of auditory processing disorder (APD)

BSA

2011

UK-wide





Tinnitus








Practice Guidance: Tinnitus in Children and Teenagers

BSA

2015

UK-wide

 

 

 

 

Specialist audiology services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Care Standards for the Management of Patients with Microtia and Atresia

UK Care Standards for the Management of Patients with Microtia and Atresia, March 2015.pdf (645 kb) [pdf]

2015

UK-wide

Quality Standards: Cochlear Implant Services for Children and Adults

BCIG

2016

UK-wide

Quality Standards in Bone Anchored Hearing Aids for children and young people

NDCS

2010

UK-wide

Clinical Commissioning Policy: Bone conducting hearing implants (BCHIs) for hearing loss (all ages) (Ref NHS England: 16041/P)

NHS England

Jul 2016

England

Service Specification No. D09/S/a - Ear Surgery: Cochlear Implants

NHS England

Oct 2013

England

Technology Appraisal Cochlear implants for severe to profound deafness in children and adults (TAG166)

NICE

2009

England and Wales

Position statement on implantable hearing devices

NDCS

2013

UK-wide

 

 * Professional guidelines written for the English newborn hearing screening programme and now within the British Society of Audiology remit. Applicable to professional practice in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

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