Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Audiology

Audiology

The Audiology Unit provides a comprehensive evaluation of hearing. We test babies and toddlers, school age children and teenagers. We work very closely with the WCH page link iconDepartment of ENT Surgery.

We provide an Audiology service for Paediatric Inpatients and for Paediatric Outpatient clinics, as well as for other specialised clinics in the Hospital.  We also accept outside referrals.

We specialise in the assessment of children under 5 years of age who have:

  • a suspected hearing loss
  • a speech and language delay or disorder
  • an 'at risk' history for hearing loss
  • a developmental delay or other disability
  • behavioural or learning disorder.
  • Cochlear Implant Program

    We provide services to children with severe to profound hearing loss who may be suitable for cochlear implantation. This includes close liaison with the ENT Department, Speech Pathology, Australian Hearing, and Educational Facilities. We provide long term management, programming (MAPping) of the Cochlear Implant, and post-operative evaluation.

    We also do some special hearing tests including

    • otoacoustic emissions
    • electrophysiological tests of hearing (SSEP)

    How to access the service

    We prefer a written referral from Medical/Allied Health specialists, posted or faxed to the Department.

    Information for families

    The early diagnosis of hearing loss is very important. Studies have shown that if a severe hearing loss is diagnosed in the first 6 months of life, the outcome with respect to speech and language development is significantly improved.

    Please discuss any concerns about your child's hearing with your GP, Child & Youth Health worker or a medical specialist.

    If you have continued concern please contact our unit directly.

    Hours

    Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

    Location

    First floor, Rogerson Building, Paediatric Outpatients Area 3

    Mailing address

    Audiology
    Women's and Children's Hospital
    72 King William Road
    North Adelaide
    South Australia 5006

    Phone/fax/email

    Ph (08) 8161 7492

    Fax (08) 8161 8779

    Email  tony.marciano@health.sa.gov.au

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    last modified: 12 Apr 2016