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Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Children’s Audiology Service, a state-wide initiative, provides comprehensive audiological care for children aged from infancy to 18 years.

The Children’s Audiology Service operates at two main sites – the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and 295 South Terrace, Adelaide – with periodic visits to several regional locations.

We offer both inpatient and outpatient care, employing electrophysiological and behavioural assessment techniques to evaluate and manage a child’s hearing. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Neonatal hearing assessment
  • Hearing surveillance for children at risk of hearing loss
  • Assessment for suspected or confirmed hearing loss
  • Evaluation for children with speech, language or developmental concerns
  • Support for Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist Outpatient Clinics
  • Cochlear implant candidacy assessments
  • Ongoing management, including programming (MAPping) for cochlear implant recipients
  • Emotional support and early intervention informational counselling facilitated by the Family Support Coordinator – Hearing

Our audiologists collaborate with a diverse team, including allied health professionals, medical officers and community agencies, to deliver comprehensive hearing healthcare.

How to access this service

We welcome referrals from internal and external sources, including medical officers, external audiologists, or Child and Family Health Service nurses. Referral can be submitted through mail, fax, or the SAH Statewide eReferral system.

Referrals received may be assigned to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital or one of our community-based locations.

Locations

  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) – First Floor, Rogerson Building, Paediatric Outpatients Area 3
  • South Terrace (ST) – CaFHS Building, 295 South Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm (WCH)
  • Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm (ST)

Contact

Phone

Fax

Mailing address

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