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Paediatric Audiology Service (PAS)

Description

The Paediatric Audiology Service (PAS) is provided by the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Services provided include:

  • Neonatal hearing screening, to identify babies with a permanent hearing loss, which may require intervention.
  • Audiological assessment of pre-school children referred from a number of sources, such as GPs, health visitors, speech therapists, paediatricians, ENT surgeons etc. These children are seen in purpose built facilities by specialist trained audiologists with audiological physician support and input.
  • Older age groups are usually referred by GPs and school nurses, often due to failing a routine school nurse test or concerns from teachers or parents. The assessment may also be part of the reports for the SEN process.
  • Hearing aid provision and long-term after care for all children identified as having a permanent hearing loss. These children receive joint care by the specialist local health and education departments.
  • We also refer children who meet the criteria, to regional centres for specialist treatments such as bone-anchored hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Parking and accessibility
The venues at both East Riding Community Hospital and and Bransholme Health Centre have easily accessible and free parking. Hull Royal Infirmary has pay and display parking. All clinics have designated disabled parking areas.
Staff training and experience

The Paediatric Audiology Service (PAS) is a medically-led service, by a senior paediatrician with a Master's Degree in Audiology. A team of senior paediatric audiologists including Clinical Scientists both support the doctor and conduct their own clinics. These clinics are diagnostic, behavioural and habilitative. Staff are available who can communicate with sign language and Makaton.

Contact
(01482) 623072
Castle Hill Hospital
First floor of the Admin Block within Entrance 1B
HU16 5JQ
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Description

The Paediatric Audiology Service (PAS) is provided by the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Services provided include:

  • Neonatal hearing screening, to identify babies with a permanent hearing loss, which may require intervention.
  • Audiological assessment of pre-school children referred from a number of sources, such as GPs, health visitors, speech therapists, paediatricians, ENT surgeons etc. These children are seen in purpose built facilities by specialist trained audiologists with audiological physician support and input.
  • Older age groups are usually referred by GPs and school nurses, often due to failing a routine school nurse test or concerns from teachers or parents. The assessment may also be part of the reports for the SEN process.
  • Hearing aid provision and long-term after care for all children identified as having a permanent hearing loss. These children receive joint care by the specialist local health and education departments.
  • We also refer children who meet the criteria, to regional centres for specialist treatments such as bone-anchored hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Age
0-18
How to access
  • Your GP or health worker can refer you
Who is this for?
  • Any type of disability or learning difficulty
  • Anyone with a disability or SEN, diagnosis not needed.