Welcome to the Paediatric Audiology Service webpage
The Paediatric Audiology Service, which is based in Edinburgh, provides audiological assessment and care for children living within Lothian and the Borders.
The ages of children seen range from newborn to school-leaving age. We can care for children with multiple disabilities, those who are difficult to assess for any reason and for children with increased risk of permanent hearing loss. When testing children’s hearing, it is important that an appropriate method is used based on the child’s age, ability and interest, information provided by patients and referrers and one that will give the information that is required. Some tests require children to be alert, awake co-operative and happy to “play” with the Audiologist (Behavioural tests). Others require the child to be quiet and still or asleep (Objective tests).
The Paediatric Audiologists have considerable experience assessing the hearing of children. Tests selected will be based upon observations of the child in the clinic and the information given by the parents.
We aim initially to accurately evaluate the hearing levels of the child and identify any difficulties. The degree, extent and nature of any hearing loss is confirmed as quickly as possible and an estimation made of the impact these difficulties are likely to have on the child.
Who can refer my child?
- Health Visitor
- School Nurse
- Community Doctor
- Speech and Language Therapist
- Hospital Consultant
- School Teacher
Who is the Head of the Paediatric Audiology Department?
Miss Dawn Lamerton
Where is the Paediatric Audiology Department?
The department is on Level 2 of the Lauriston Building in Edinburgh
What is the Department’s address?
41 Lauriston Place
What is the telephone number?
Tel: 0131 536 3468
Fax: 0131 536 3469
When is the Paediatric Audiology clinic open?
Monday to Friday 0800 until 1745