Skip to main content
Oxford Children's Hospital

Alert COVID-19

Please find service updates and current visiting rules in our COVID-19 section.

This site is best viewed with a modern browser. You appear to be using an old version of Internet Explorer.

Paediatric Audiology

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

Contact Paediatric Audiology

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.

Hearing aid repair January 2021

January 2021 - COVID-19 update

Find us and contact us

The best way to contact us with queries is by email - please do not call unless it is urgent.


Paediatric Audiology
Level LG1, West Wing
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 234445

Please leave a message if there is no answer and someone will return your call as soon as is possible.

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.

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.

Please see 'Car travel and parking'

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.

Oxfordshire Deaf Children's Society


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


Newborn Hearing Screening

Newborn hearing test - NHS website


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