The paediatric audiology service aims to be a family friendly and family centred. Parents must be fully involved in the diagnosis where possible, and services need to be flexible and available at times that suit families. If interpreters are required, we will endeavour to provide them at every appointment. All facilities are accessible to wheelchair users and services adapted to the need of those with other disabilities as required.
The audiology service will provide evidenced based high quality care, using up to date techniques. Appointments should be led by an appropriate qualified and trained audiological professional.
All appointments must have clear set outcomes, and this should be clearly communicated to the parents at each appointment, and in the management plans. Priority is determined by clinical need and the availability of facilities.
We will work very closely with colleagues in education, speech and language therapy, ENT and sensory inclusion service, aiming to provide a seamless, team approach to avoid unnecessary duplication and / or inappropriate follow – up.