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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Children's Services

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Paediatric Audiology

We welcome patients from newborns to young adults with hearing needs.

A baby having a hearing test

All children in England are offered a hearing screen in the first few days after birth, depending on individual circumstances. This allows children with hearing problems to be identified and supported early.

For babies and young children, the ability to hear is important for understanding the world around them, and is critical for the development of their own speech. Hearing problems in young children may not always be obvious, and their ability to hear may appear to change depending on their environment.

We monitor children with permanent hearing loss and/or hearing aids regularly. At the age of 15 we will invite them to our Transition Clinic, which provides support and information for young people moving on to the Adult Audiology Service.

Find us and contact us

If you have any concerns about your child's hearing, please speak first to your child's GP, nurse or Health Visitor, who can refer your child to us if necessary.

  • Tel: 01865 234445
    Please leave a message if there is no answer and someone will return your call as soon as is possible.

If any of your (or your child's) contact information changes, please let us know by contacting us directly.

Travelling to your appointment

Please do not drive unless you have no other option: parking space is very limited and there is no on-street parking nearby.

The closest parking is Car Park 3, followed by Car Parks 1 and 4.

If you are entering on the lowest floor of either the West Wing or the Children's Hospital, please take the escalator/lift/stairs up to the next floor and follow the signs for ENT and Audiology.

If you are coming from the main hospital, please follow the link corridor on Level 2 towards the West Wing and take the lift/stairs down to level LG1. Then follow the corridor with signs pointing towards ENT and Audiology.

If you have any questions or need any more information before an appointment, please contact us.


Department of Education Local Offers

Local information for parents/guardians of children with special educational needs (which includes hearing).

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

Information for parents/guardians about hearing and hearing loss.

Oxfordshire Deaf Children's Society (ODCS)

Opportunities for families of children with hearing needs to meet for support and unique fun events.

Action on Hearing Loss (AoHL)

The largest UK charity for people with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.

Newborn Hearing Screening


Connevans is a company specialising in products and equipment for deaf and hard of hearing people.